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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 »

Cross-Country Skiing

cross-country skiers

The Upper Frijoles Trails provide an excellent place to cross-country ski in winters with good snow.

NPS Photo by Wendy Artz

Opportunities to cross-country ski, snowshoe, and hike may be found in the Upper Frijoles area of the monument located off of Highway 4, near Forest Service Road 289 (Dome Road). There are four trails - the Cerro Grande Trail, the Alamo Boundary Trail, and the two Upper Frijoles loop trails (one is 2.4 miles round-trip while the other is 5 miles round-trip). Trails are open during daylight hours only. Pets are not permitted. Please pack out all trash. Snowshoe users and hikers are asked to stay to the side of the ski trail.

Seasonal Conditions
Snow volume varies from year to year so call the visitor center (505-672-3861 x 517) for current conditions. The ski and snowshoe season usually lasts from mid-November to mid-March. The trails are open all year to hiking.

snowshoe users
The Upper Frijoles Trails are also open to snowshoe use.  Please stay beside the ski trail.
NPS Photo by Wendy Artz

Did You Know?


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.