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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Photo by Sally King
Visitor Center Operating Hours
Park is open daily dawn to dusk except:
Frijoles Canyon, Tsankawi , and all park trails are open to recreation from dawn to dusk. Backpacking permits must be obtained for any overnight stays in the park's backcountry.
Did You Know?
Tarantula hawk hatchlings feed on the still living body of a tarantula captured by their mother. The mother tarantula hawk must fight the tarantula and then drag it to a burrow where she deposits an egg.