Access by Shuttle Bus Only
Starting May 24, 2013 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 »
Alcove House Closed
Alcove House, with its 140 ft climb on stairs and ladders, is closed to all visitor access from June 10 to August 22, 2013 while important stabalization work is done on the Alcove House kiva. More »
Fire Restrictions in Place
Due to high fire danger, starting June 5, 2013, smoking will be allowed only in designated areas. No open fires will be allowed anywhere in the park. Self-contained stoves only at the campground or backcountry camping. No fireworks.
We Are Still Here
photo by sally king
"For hundreds of years our people have conducted traditional activities. Our people sang, danced, and prayed the same songs, dances, and prayers we continue today. We do these things for the good of ALL people – for life, health, and blessings; and continue what we are taught by our elders. When we participate in these activities, we help our communities, our people, and our children to continue as Pueblo people." – Affiliated Pueblo Committee
Bandelier's museum collections contain works representing six pueblos with traditional ties to Bandelier – Cochiti, San Felipe, Santo Domingo, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and Zuni. These items connect the past to the present – the designs, the techniques, and the colors. While some things are unique to certain people or places, many of these works have roots in beliefs and traditions shared by Pueblo people. These vibrant pieces, new and old, highlight the values, resilience, and wisdom of the Pueblo people.
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Pueblo people carved petroglyphs into the soft tuff rock above many of the dwellings built along the cliffs.