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 »
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?
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.