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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 »

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge


Requirements Related to Bandelier

2a(3). Locate an interesting point on a map of the community

7a.Choose a charitable organization in the community

7b. Learn about the organization

7c. Contact the organization and find out what young people can do to help.

8. Develop a public presentation about an important aspect of your community

Available Resources

The Friends of Bandelier is a local charitable organization that works closely with the park. Information concerning this organization is available at the Visitor Center (505-672-3861 x517) or by visiting the Friends website at http://www.friendsofbandelier.org

Did You Know?

Upper Falls

Frijoles Creek drops approximately 80 feet over the Upper Falls. The falls occur where the waters of Frijoles Creek hit the more resistant, dense basalt rock from the neck of an ancient volcano.