Don't let the short days catch you unaware. Be sure to leave the park before dark.
photo by sally king
Winter/Spring Visitor Center Hours 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Visitor Center Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Park Trails Open Dawn to Dusk 365 Days/Year
For part of the year, much of Bandelier is accessible only by a shuttle bus from White Rock. This isn't true in the late fall, winter, and spring. From October 28, 2014 until May 22, 2015 visitors can once again access Frijoles Canyon, the park visitor center, and the main archeological sites using their personal vehicle. Visitors can visit Frijoles Canyon from sunrise to sunset. Just be sure to leave before it's dark.