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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 »

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

Available Resources

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.

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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.