Access by Shuttle Bus Only
Starting May 24, 2013 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 »
Alcove House To Close
Alcove House, with its 140 ft climb on stairs and ladders, will be closed to all visitor access from June 10 to August 22, 2013 while important stabalization work is done on the Alcove House kiva. More »
For Boy Scouts
Earn Bandelier's Youth Stewardship Patch through the Youth Stewardship Program
This activity is designed to be done by GROUPS only. Individuals should check out the Junior and Deputy Ranger programs.
For any group of youth: Learn about being a park steward and earn the Bandelier Steward patch by completing a Youth Stewardship booklet along the Main Loop Trail. Each youth who completes the booklet to the satisfaction of his or her leader can get a free Bandelier Steward patch from the Visitor Center Desk.
Earn Merit Badge Requirements Using Bandelier Resources
Some or all of the requirements for the merit badges listed below can be fulfilled at Bandelier. Click on a badge's name to find out about fulfilling its requirements during a visit to the park or using park resources.
Remember, Bandelier employees are not registered Merit Badge Councilors. Scouts should refer to the District Merit Badge Councilor list available from his Scoutmaster. The descriptions provided at the links below are abbreviated and should be used in conjunction with the official BSA Merit Badge Book.
For more information about the resources listed, contact the park via email or call the Visitor Center at (505) 672-3861 x517.
Did You Know?
A drink that tastes a lot like lemonade can be made from the berries of the Three-leaf Sumac. From this, the bush gets its common name, the Lemonade Bush.