Main Loop Trail Virtual Tour
The Main Loop Trail provides access to the main archeological sites in Bandelier National Monument. There is evidence of people being in Bandelier National Monument area that dates back 10,000 years. The Ancestral Pueblo people settled in Frijoles Canyon building the stone dwellings that you will see. From this trail you can access the account parking, the picnic area, the Alcove House, the Frey Trail and Juniper Campground.
Stop 1 Archeological Finds
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Pueblo people carved petroglyphs into the soft tuff rock above many of the dwellings built along the cliffs.