• Long House in autumn

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

Animal Fact Sheets

Black Bear

Bandelier National Monument is home to a great diversity of wildlife.

Photo by Sally King

Bandelier has a wide range of ecosystems allowing a broad diversity of wildlife. Below find one-page fact sheets on a variety of Bandelier animals. All are in PDF format. Check back, we plan to add more sheets on a regular basis.

MAMMALS
Abert's Squirrel
American Badger
American Pika
Black Bear
Coyote
Elk

BIRDS
Hummingbirds
Turkey Vulture
Western Tanager

REPTILES
Short-horned Lizard
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

INSECTS/SPIDERS/CREEPY CRAWLERS
Tarantula

Did You Know?

Aspen fall color

All the aspens in a cluster will change colors at approximately the same time. That's because in a grouping of aspens, most are clones that grew as root sprouts from the original plant.