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    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

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Founded in 1938, Western National Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating association for the National Park Service authorized by Congress. Western National Parks Association provides educational materials to park visitors to help them better understand the natural and cultural significance of the parks. Furthermore, all proceeds from the sales of these educational materials are returned to the National Park Service to fund educational, interpretive and scientific activities that are not supported by taxes. Western National Parks Association is proud to be affiliated with Bandelier National Monument and to help educate visitors to the diverse history of this unique place.

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Queen butterfly

Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.