• 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 »

Community Life

community life

Everyone worked together for the good of the community.

NPS Collection

Daily lives were guided by ceremonial and social traditions. Men made tools, traded, hunted, farmed, and taught young boys these skills. Women made pottery, plastered homes, gathered food and water, ground corn, and instructed the young girls who worked beside them. Everyone worked together for the good of the community.

Did You Know?

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Most rattlesnakes bites are "dry" bites in which little or no venom is produced. That doesn't mean you want to get bit. Keep your distance if you encounter a rattlesnake while hiking.