• Bandelier Short-horned Lizard

    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Golden Mantled Groundsquirrel

In what life zone in the park would you be most likely to find a Golden-mantled ground squirrel?

Photo by Sally King

A PLACE OF DIVERSITY discusses the amazing ecosystems found within the park and BANDELIER GEOLOGY deals with the parks geologic history.

Did You Know?

Valles Caldera

The Valles Caldera is the collapsed summit of the Jemez Volcano which erupted over 1 million years ago. Ash from this volcano formed the volcanic tuff from which the Ancestral Pueblo people built their homes.