Access by Shuttle Bus Only
Through October 27, 2014 all access to the most visited part of the park, Frijoles Canyon, will be via a mandatory shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock from 9 AM - 3 PM daily. Private cars may drive in before 9 AM or after 3 PM. More »
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?
Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.