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 »
Boating in Bandelier
Regarding boating in White Rock Canyon, the boating community is advised that the eastern slope of Frijoles Canyon became unstable during successive flash floods in Summer 2011. A segment of the Falls Trail collapsed in this area of geologic hazard, and cannot be repaired. Boaters will no longer be able to hike out of the Rio Grande via Frijoles Canyon. The nearest alternative that we can offer is to hike out on the Burro Trail, accessed at the mouth of Alamo Canyon. The map below describes this alternate route.
Did You Know?
The Valles Caldera is the collapsed summit of the Jemez Volcano which erupted over 1 million years ago. Ash from this volcano formed the volcanic tuff from which the Ancestral Pueblo people built their homes.