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
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.
Did You Know?
All the aspens in a cluster will change colors at approximately the same time. That's because in a grouping of aspens, most are clones that grew as root sprouts from the original plant.