Access by Shuttle Bus Only
Starting May 24, 2013 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 »
All buses MUST park at the amphitheater parking lot at Juniper Campground after unloading their passengers at the Visitor Center (click here for parking maps).
Buses may remain no longer than 10 minutes, and idle no longer than 5 minutes, at the Visitor Center while loading or unloading passengers.
Because the Visitor Center and bus parking area are three miles apart, drivers, tour guides, and passengers should be aware of the following:
For maps related to bus parking and dropping off of passengers click here.
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.