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11a. Write a plan for a backpacking trek of at least five days.
11b. Using Leave No Trace principles, take the trek
11c. Write a report
Bandelier has over 70 miles of backpacking trails. It is a packer’s paradise. If you choose to hike and camp in the back country of the park you must obtain a Backcountry Permit. These are available at the Visitor Center at no cost. Be prepared to outline your itinerary to the ranger who writes the permit. You must carry a topographical map of the park and know how to use it.
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.