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 »
Juniper Campground to Reopen After Winter - February 25, 2009
Contact: Brad Traver, (505) 672-3861 x501
LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO: Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Brad Traver announced the reopening of Juniper Campground. “We are reopening Juniper Campground to prepare for the spring break travelers that may come to Bandelier in March and April,” said Traver. “We also encourage area residents to come enjoy the beautiful spring weather and to bring their families hiking or camping.”
“We want to remind everyone that the visitor center will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. beginning on March 8th when daylight saving time begins,” said Traver. “With all of the warm spring weather, we are starting to see many visitors to the park,” added Traver. “We want to provide the best services possible to all park visitors.”
The picnic area, the Tsankawi unit near White Rock, and the trails in Frijoles Canyon are open daily from official sunrise to official sunset. Bandelier’s entrance fee is $12 per private car with the receipt being valid for 7 days. America the Beautiful, National Park, Golden Age, Golden Access, and the Bandelier annual passes are honored for entrance. For more information about Bandelier National Monument, call the visitor center at (505) 672-3861, ext 517 or visit Bandelier’s website at www.nps.gov/band.
Did You Know?
Tarantula hawk hatchlings feed on the still living body of a tarantula captured by their mother. The mother tarantula hawk must fight the tarantula and then drag it to a burrow where she deposits an egg.