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 »
Archeology Merit Badge
Requirements Related to Bandelier
The main features of the park are archeological. The cultural resources available should be able to help the Scout with the following requirements:
2. Steps in archeological process.
3. Age of sites
4b. Learn about 3 sites in U.S.
4c. Visit a site
5. Give a shout presentation
6a. Explain the importance of protecting an archeological site.
6b. If you find an artifact
6c. How can you protect the past
10a. Research the Ancestral Pueblo People
11. Identify 3 opportunities in Archeology
The Main Loop Trail Guide has a lot of information. The new Youth Stewardship program, being piloted during the summer of 2008, has a guide book accompanying it that will help. The bookstore in the Visitor Center has numerous books as valuable resources.
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Pueblo people carved petroglyphs into the soft tuff rock above many of the dwellings built along the cliffs.