In the image you can see Yeso and Abo sandstones topped wiht Bandelier Tuff.
Structures, like the cabin in the image, have been used in film sets. Photo by Rhonda Spidell
The formation shows the intricate rivulets formed by spring water rich in calcium carbonates. This rock type is called travertine.
Cliffs formed by volcanic ash deposits.
Over time, the calcium carbonate build-up can create a terraced look as seen in the photo.
A view of the Jemez valley with Redondo Peak in the background.
The redrocks are the remains of the near-shore sand dunes along the boundary of the inland seas. You can see the crossbeds in the formations.
The Valles Caldera National Preserve was established in 2000 to protect and preserve 89,000-acres that was once the Baca Ranch. The Preserve is a natural research area as well as a recreational area.