• Long House in Frijoles Canyon

    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 »

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?

Valles Caldera

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.