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 »
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.
Did You Know?
Queen butterflies are often mistaken for Monarchs because they look so much alike. This is beneficial to the Queen, who is avoided by predators who fear this look-alike may be as toxic as the Monarch.