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    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 »

Plan A Field Trip

School kids

Children exploring park resources during a school field trip.

NPS Photo by Sally King

School Group Visits

Entrance fees can be waived for school groups if:

* the class is from a bona fide school, and

* the visit is part of class course work, and

* the class is under good supervision, and

* the group brings a lesson plan for the visit, written on school letterhead, and

* they call for reservations (505)-672-3861 x 412 at least two weeks ahead or e-mail us at least 48 hours in advance.

Obtaining a fee waiver

Any school is limited to having no more than 1 busload, maximum 65 students, in the park at any one time. There must be at least one active, responsible chaperone per ten students.

Bus Parking

When reservations are made, the park will send a packet of information to the teacher. Teachers without set field trip dates can request one of these packets ahead of time by calling (505)-672-3861 ex 513.

tyuonyi overlook

View of Tyuonyi Pueblo from the Tyuonyi Overlook.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Youth Groups

For groups that are not for-credit school classes, the fee is $6 per person for anyone 16 years and older. Reservations must be made ahead by calling (505) 672-3861 ex 412. When the reservation is made, the park will send a pre-visit packet. Packets can also be requested before reservations are made by calling (505) 672-3861 ex 513.

Did You Know?

Wild Turkey

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.