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    National Monument New Mexico

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    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 »

Not an Isolated Village

not isolated

The people who lived here were not isolated from the outside world.

NPS Collection

Foot trails connected villages across the Pajarito Plateau. The Ancestral Pueblo people walked between villages to trade goods, participate in ceremonial activities, and socialize. Trails were also used to reach areas for hunting, gathering, farming, and other daily activities.

Did You Know?

Scorpionweed blooms

Scorpionweed gets its name from the shape of the flowers, which unfold like a scorpion's tail as they prepare to bloom.