Use of Saddle and Pack Stock
Photo by Dale Coker
CURRENTLY DAMAGE FROM THE LAS CONCHAS FIRE AND SUBSEQUENT FLOODING TO PARK BACKCOUNTRY TRAILS HAS LEFT THEM INACCESSIBLE TO STOCK USE. NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED FOR STOCK USE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Saddle and pack stock are permitted on some Bandelier trails (click on link at bottom of page for map showing trails that allow stock). A free permit is required and may be obtained at the visitor center in person during operating hours (except the last 20 minutes of the day). Stock are allowed for day-use only, no overnight stays. Pets are NOT allowed to accompany stock. Maximum stock group is six animals. No more than two groups with stock animals will be allowed in the park at one time. No grazing is permitted within the monument. All trash must be packed out.
At this time there are no commercial operators with permits to bring stock into the park. All stock use is limited to people with their personal stock animals.
Printable map (PDF) of park showing trails that can be used by stock animals.
Did You Know?
About 70% of Bandelier National Monument is a designated Wilderness area? Hikers can enjoy viewing remote archeological sites and spotting rare wildlife in this less developed area of the park.