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 »
The Continuing Pueblo Story
photo by sally king
What lessons can you learn from the Pueblo culture? The importance of strong ties to the land, to your family, and to your community? The value of remembering and learning from the past? The importance of respecting and maintaining cultural traditions and identity? As you read about or plan a visit to Bandelier National Monument, think about what this sacred place means to you.
Protecting Cultural Heritage for the Future
"We live in a continuum that began when we emerged from the earth and continues on with all of our descendants. This is why time has no boundaries for us and why it is so irrelevant. We are not here to make history. We are here to live and continue history…" – Affiliated Pueblo Committee
Did You Know?
The Valles Caldera is the collapsed summit of the Jemez Volcano which erupted over 1 million years ago. Ash from this volcano formed the volcanic tuff from which the Ancestral Pueblo people built their homes.