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 »
Bandelier National Monument and the National Park Service works with its friends, neighbors, and partners to ensure that, whenever possible, the change within the park boundaries and on the broader local landscape ensure that valuable natural and cultural resources will be preserved for future generations.
An important part of managing and preserving a park is ongoing scientific research. Read more about the USGS Jemez Mountain Field Station at Bandelier National Monument and their approach to research for land management: "A Place-Based Approach to Science for Land Management..."
Current Park Projects
The Western Mountain Initiative:
Restoration of the Pinon Juniper Woodland
Historic Resource Study and National Register Nomination
Completing the Archeological Inventory of Bandelier
Did You Know?
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.