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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 »

Fees & Reservations


Wildlife, like this Plumbeous Vireo family, is abundant in the park.

Photo by Sally King

  • January 20th
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 15th - 17th
    President's Day Weekend
  • April 19th & 20th
    National Park Week opening weekend
  • August 25th
    National Park Service's 98th Birthday
  • September 27th
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th
    Veterans Day


7-Day Automobile/Vehicle Permit

Entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicles (car/truck/van/motorcycle). Non-transferable. Both the Senior Pass and National Parks Pass are accepted for entry.

7-Day Single Entry Permit

Per person entrance fee for visitors traveling on foot or bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Non-transferable.

Bandelier National Monument Annual Pass
Valid for one year from month of purchase. Admits purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the pass holder and his/her immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (foot, bicycle). Non transferable, non-refundable and does not cover camping fees.

Tour Groups - Commercial Vehicles

Entrance fees are based on the seating capacity of the vehicle (driver not included).
1 - 6 passengers: $25.00 per vehicle plus $6.00 per person (16 years of age or older)
7 - 15 passengers: $50.00 per vehicle
16 - 25 passengers: $60.00 per vehicle
26+ passengers: $150.00

more information for commercial tours...

2014 Annual Pass Front

2014 Interagency Pass

NPS Photo

America the Beautiful Pass Series
Starting January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes was replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. For more information click here.

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.


Non-commercial Organized Groups

Groups and organizations that are non-commercial, and do not qualify for an educational fee waiver (churches, school clubs, scout groups, and other organizations), are charged per person. The fee is $6/person for those aged 16 and over.
Click here for more information.

mule deer buck

Mule Deer Buck

Photo by Sally King

Educational Groups
Free! - Entrance fee waiver available for bona fide educational groups visiting the park as part of their course work; call at least 2 weeks in advance to submit form for fee waiver (505)672-3861 x 412 (or e-mail us). When e-mailing please include the following details about the day of your visit:
-date of visit
-arrival and departure time at the Entrance Station
-number and type of vehicles (car, van, bus) that will be arriving at the Entrance Station
-number of students and adult chaperones
-grade the students are in
-picnic lunch or eating in the Snack Bar

More information for educational groups.

Activity Fees

Juniper Campground
$12 per night, per campsite Fee is $6 for holders of Golden Age or Golden Access Passes. The campground is self-registration; reservations are not available, but there are almost always spaces available. More information on Juniper Campground.

Ponderosa Group Campground
$35 per night - Ponderosa Campground is available for groups (minimum 10, maximum 50 people per site). Reservations are required (www.recreation.gov) for the two sites; flat fee $35 per site per night. More information on Ponderosa Campground.

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.