mule deer buck and doe

Mule deer can be found in all parts of the park and frequently can be seen on the Main Loop Trail.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Bandelier National Monument is home to over 55 species of mammals including sixteen species of bats, mule deer, Abert's squirrels, and mountain lions. Other mammals such as Bighorn sheep and Grizzly bear used to roam the park's canyons and mesas but were eradicated by human activities.
elk cow

In winter, it is not uncommon to see elk herds in the area and along the park entrance road.

NPS Photo by Sally King


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