Frijoles Canyon always closes at sunset. Watch your time if visiting the park late in the day.
photo by sally king
Spring Visitor Center Hours 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Park open from dawn to dusk
This information is for March 17 - May 23, 2013. Although it becomes less likely as the months progress, winter weather can still occur through May.
For part of the year, much of Bandelier is accessible only by a shuttle bus from the nearby community of White Rock. This isn't true in the winter and spring. From mid-November, 2012 until May 24, 2013 visitors can once again access Frijoles Canyon, the park visitor center, and the main archeological sites using their personal vehicle. Visitors can visit Frijoles Canyon from sunrise to sunset. Just be sure to leave before it's dark.