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    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 »

Commercial Tours

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Bandelier has abundant plant and animal life in addition to its interesting archeological sites.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Commercial tours are not required to make advanced reservations; however, at least 2-weeks advanced notice for motor coach entry is greatly appreciated. Please contact Bandelier Group Reservations by phone at (505)672-3861 x412, or e-mail us.

Beginning in 2007, all companies visiting the park more than three times in a calendar year MUST have a current Commercial Use Authorization (CUA), or may be denied entry. To apply for a free CUA, please contact:

Fee Permit Coordinator
Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505)672-3861 x412
Fax (505)672-9607

E-mail: Band_Group_Reservations@nps.gov

Where to park:
Parking is very limited at the Frijoles Canyon Visitor Center. Groups arriving by bus must follow a special bus parking procedure, click here for more information.

How to pay:
Advanced payments for commercial entry fees are not accepted; payment by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) may be made upon arrival at the park entrance station.

More advice and regulations for groups...

Did You Know?

Lesser Goldfinch mom feeds fledgling

Baby birds often leave the nest before they can really fly. That's because the nest is the most dangerous place for the young bird to stay.