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    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 »

Amphibians

Bandelier's relatively dry environment limits the variety of amphibians to 2 species of salamanders, 2 species of toad, and 3 species of frogs. Most of these are found in the riparian zones or near high country ponds.
 
Canyon Tree Frog

photo by sally king

CANYON TREEFROG
 
Bullfrog

photo by sally king

BULLFROG
 
jemez mountain salamander

photo by chris judson

JEMEZ MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER
 
toad 2

WOODHOUSE TOAD

Did You Know?

Upper Falls

Frijoles Creek drops approximately 80 feet over the Upper Falls. The falls occur where the waters of Frijoles Creek hit the more resistant, dense basalt rock from the neck of an ancient volcano.