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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 »

Camping

coyote

Be sure to keep a clean campsite to avoid attracting wildlife scavengers.  Remember, fed wildlife is dead wildlife.

photo by sally king

There are three different ways to camp in Bandelier. Juniper Campground is our family campground and is intended for small groups of 10 individuals or less. There are two campsites in Juniper Campground designed to handle small groups (10 - 20 people). Ponderosa Campground is a group campground for groups larger than 10 individuals. Backcountry camping is also available with a permit that can be obtained for free at the visitor center. The closest backcountry camping zone is approximately 2 miles from the visitor center.

For more information click on your choice of camping option icons located to the right.

 

Did You Know?

Katydid

Katydids are often called leaf hoppers. Their wings and body look like vegetation, a form of camouflage which offers this insect some protection from predators.