Valles Caldera National Preserve Outhouses in New Mexico

New Mexico has lots of undeveloped backwoods, and I know of several outhouses out there that are actually pretty handy.

Here’s a couple from a recent a trip to the Valles Caldera National Preserve about 60 crow-flying miles north of Albuquerque, which has nice high altitude prairies and some volcanic features.

The first three pictures are of the Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse.  The door doesn’t work so well on this one, but that’s ok, the view is nice. This outhouse is about 16 miles on dirt double tracks from the nearest pavement, and then  another 15 miles or so to the nearest services.

Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse
Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse
Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse
Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse
Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse
Valle San Antonio cabin’s outhouse

Last is the “Union House” where drillers and hydro thermal workers do their business. It’s even farther back in away from the real roads.

Union House outhouse where drillers and hydro thermal workers do their business
Union House outhouse where drillers and hydro thermal workers do their business

Bill

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