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. To enter the park, you can drive your own vehicle in before 9 AM or after 3 PM or you may catch the shuttle from the White Rock Visitor Center. The new county-owned White Rock visitor center is a must-see and it's a short ride on the shuttle from there. You can also park your car at the Frey Trailhead in Bandelier then ride the shuttle to the park visitor center.
While the landscape and trails have had significant impact; Bandelier remains a worthwhile venture that we hope you will include in your plans! Come and see the impressive effects of what fire and floods have had on the park!
Did You Know?
Scorpionweed gets its name from the shape of the flowers, which unfold like a scorpion's tail as they prepare to bloom.