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    Bandelier

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

Join Our Friends

90th anniversary blanket

In 2006, Friends of Bandelier commissioned Pendleton to create a special blanket to commemorate Bandelier's 90th anniversary.

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?

Bandelier Backcountry

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.