• Long House in autumn

    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 »

Reptiles

Whiptailed Lizard

Reptiles found at the park include lizards, snakes, and skinks.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Reptiles may not be cute and cuddly like mammals or sing pretty songs like birds but they play their role in Bandelier's ecosystem. Bandelier's reptiles come in a number of shapes and sizes. What they all have in common - their inability to regulate their body temperature- they're cold-blooded.
 

Did You Know?

Macaw

Ancestral Pueblo people traded items such as fine quality obsidian and pottery from this area for items such as macaws, copper bells, and seashells from distant lands.