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 »
American Cultures Merit Badge
Merit Badge Requirements Related to Bandelier
Initial requirement is to choose 3 different ethnic groups. If one was to be Native American – Bandelier would have the resources to accomplish the following requirements:
1a. Go to a festival – report
1c. Talk to a person from one group
1d. Learn a song, dance, poem or story
1e. Go to a museum featuring one group
A number of employees at the park are Native American. They would be glad to help with 1c. There is a museum and slide show. The book store has numerous books on Native American culture. During the summer months, on weekends, cultural demonstrations are available in the courtyard behind the Visitor Center. These may include dances from various Pueblos. Call the Visitor Center at (505) 672-3861 for more information.
Did You Know?
About 70% of Bandelier National Monument is a designated Wilderness area? Hikers can enjoy viewing remote archeological sites and spotting rare wildlife in this less developed area of the park.