Bandelier Flooding 2013
photo by Jana McClure
On September 13, 2013 Bandelier experienced the largest flood in the park's recorded history. The park staff worked hard to make the park safe and enjoyable once again allowing it to be re-opened to the public on September 19, 2013.
While the landscape and trails have been changed by the effect of the flooding, it is a fantastic opportunity to come witness firsthand how an ecosystem is refreshed and to get a firsthand look a the impressive ways fire and water are constantly changing the landscape. Come out and enjoy a "new" Frijoles Canyon!
To see video of this flood click here.
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Pueblo people made blankets from wet turkey feathers twisted into yucca twine. Turkeys and dogs were the two domesticated animals that lived side by side with the Ancestral Pueblo people.