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 »
Cooking Merit Badge
Requirements Related to Bandelier
3. Plan a menu for 2 days of camping. (6 meals)
4a. Using menu from Req. 3 prepare and serve (for 3 people) 2 dinners, one lunch and one breakfast.
4b. Use lightweight stove where fire is needed.
4c Use safe food-handling practices
5. Plan a menu for one day of hiking/backpacking
6a. Prepare and serve, for 3, breakfast and dinner
6b. Use a trail stove
6c. Use safe food-handling practices
Bandelier has numerous camping and hiking opportunities. Cooking merit badge requirements can readily be completed in the monument. Backcountry permits are available at the Visitor Center and are necessary for overnight camping. There is no cost for permits.
Did You Know?
The Valles Caldera is the collapsed summit of the Jemez Volcano which erupted over 1 million years ago. Ash from this volcano formed the volcanic tuff from which the Ancestral Pueblo people built their homes.