• Bandelier Short-horned Lizard


    National Monument New Mexico

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?

Lesser Goldfinch mom feeds fledgling

Baby birds often leave the nest before they can really fly. That's because the nest is the most dangerous place for the young bird to stay.