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.
Mozart on the Rocks
The Los Alamos Opera Guild, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Atomic City Transit, Los Alamos Commerce Development Corporation, and Don Quixote Distillery & Winery are co-hosting Mozart on the Rocks - Opera at Bandelier on September 29, 2012. This first-ever event is an opportunity for those not familiar with opera to participate in an introductory experience, as well as for opera aficionados to enjoy listening in a special venue. The performance will be held in the evening, after the Bandelier Fall Fiesta, at the Monument's amphitheater. Please bring your blankets and come enjoy an evening of fellowship and live music under the stars. The event will begin with tailgating at the new White Rock Visitor Complex at 4PM, where the Atomic City Transit will transport guests at 5PM to Bandelier with an introduction to the evening's performance provided by the Los Alamos Opera Guild while in transit. Upon arrival at the Bandelier Amphitheater, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a complimentary wine tasting hosted by the Don Quixote Distillery & Winery. At 6:15, the performance begins. The Three Sopranos singing Mozart; coordinated by local Opera singer Alicia Soloman with Jess Cullinan and Heather McCulloch; with selections from the Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi fan tutte, accompanied by pianist Brian Huysman. This is a special event for National Public Lands Day, with all fees being suspended. The entire event is free, but donations for musicians will be welcomed. Please mark your calendar, and come experience delightful music under the stars in your favorite national park - September 29, 2012. Spread the word.
Did You Know?
Most rattlesnakes bites are "dry" bites in which little or no venom is produced. That doesn't mean you want to get bit. Keep your distance if you encounter a rattlesnake while hiking.