Access by Shuttle Bus Only
Starting May 24, 2013 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 »
Join Our Friends
NPS Photo by Sally King
The Friends of Bandelier are private citizens who love the monument. A board of Trustees governs the activities under a formal Memorandum of Agreement with the National Park Service. The membership stays informed of Friend's activities, and of key issues affecting the Monument, through letters, field trips, and announcements in the local newspapers. The mission of the Friends of Bandelier is to provide assistance to Bandelier National Monument. Click on this link to the Friends of Bandelier.
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.