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    Bandelier

    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 »

Short Trails

frey trail

The Frey Trail switchbacks out of Frijoles Canyon and leads to Juniper Campground.

NPS Photo by Sally King

Within Bandelier's 33,000 acres there are over 70 miles of trail. Some trails are short easy loops while others can encompass many miles and steep rocky switchbacks. There are even two trails designated for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Pets are not permitted on any park trails.

 
a family visit to the Main Loop Trail
The 1.2 mile round-trip paved Main Loop Trail is an excellent choice for families.
Photo by Sally King

Did You Know?

Macaw

Ancestral Pueblo people traded items such as fine quality obsidian and pottery from this area for items such as macaws, copper bells, and seashells from distant lands.