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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 »

Hiking Merit Badge


Requirements Related to Bandelier

4. Make a written plan for a 10 mile hike

5. Take 5 hikes, each on a different day and each at least 10 continuous miles.

6. Take a 20 continuous mile one-day hike

7. Write a short report for each hike

Available Resources

There are over 70 miles of hiking and backpacking trails in the park. These are available for day hikes or overnight camping. If camping, a permit is required and available at the Visitor Center. Trail maps are available at the bookstore.

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Did You Know?

Pinon cone with nuts

Pinon nuts are rich in vitamins, flavor, and calories (3,000 per pound). Although produced in abundance only every 7 to 10 years, these nuts were a valuable native food source for the Ancestral Pueblo people. More...