• Bandelier Short-horned Lizard


    National Monument New Mexico


long house

People have lived in this area for over 10,000 years.  Ancestral Pueblo people built homes in the park's canyons and on the mesas.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Click the links to the left to find out more about the people who lived in Bandelier.

Did You Know?

Queen butterfly

Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.