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 »
Alcove House Closed
Alcove House, with its 140 ft climb on stairs and ladders, is closed to all visitor access from June 10 to August 22, 2013 while important stabalization work is done on the Alcove House kiva. More »
Fire Restrictions in Place
Due to high fire danger, starting June 5, 2013, smoking will be allowed only in designated areas. No open fires will be allowed anywhere in the park. Self-contained stoves only at the campground or backcountry camping. No fireworks.
Suggested Reading from Western National Parks Association
To order any of the following books contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bandelier National Monument: 48 pages $9.95 This book introduces visitors to the diversity of Bandelier National Monument. Included in this publication are descriptions and color photos of the natural and human histories of the canyons and mesas of the Pajarito Plateau in northern New Mexico, an area once inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo People.
Exploring Bandelier National Monument (Children’s Edition): 15 pages $1.95 Readers are presented with the facts of the daily life of the Ancestral Pueblo People who lived at Bandelier National Monument. The book is features full-color illustrations as well as a convenient question-and-answer format.
Peopling of Bandelier: 160 pages $24.95 In this book, archaeologists, historians, ecologists, and Pueblo contributors use new and innovative research to present the complex human story of Bandelier National Monument. The reader is introduced to the first Paleo-Indian residents, continuing through the Ancestral Pueblo People of the 14th and 15th centuries, and concluding with Bandelier’s role in the birth of American archaeology. Full-color photographs and a lively writing style make this book perfect for professional as well as arm-chair archaeologists.
The Delight Makers: 490 pages $16.00 First published in 1890 by Adolf Bandelier, this novel offers a unique look at Ancestral Pueblo life as it might have been centuries ago. Grounded in Bandelier’s deep personal knowledge of the region and its native inhabitants, this book is a classic study of Pueblo life and culture.
A Guide to Bandelier National Monument: 120 pages $15.00 This is the complete hiker’s guide to Bandelier. Included are detailed trail descriptions, trail mileages, and three-dimensional line maps for all the trails within the monument. Illustrated with many black and white photographs as well as descriptions of the plants and animals common to the area, this is an invaluable companion for anyone venturing into the backcountry of the park.
Bandelier Backcountry Map: $11.95 Trails Illustrated topographic map. This map is essential for hiking and backpacking in the backcountry of Bandelier. The map itself is waterproof and tear proof and includes over 70 miles of trails, camping zones, and distances between major points.
Main Loop Trail Guide: $1.00 An informative guide to the archaeological sites located on the Main Loop Trail within Frijoles Canyon. Also includes descriptions of the cultural progression of the Ancestral Pueblo People.
Falls Trail Guide: $1.50 An explanatory guide to the geology of the falls trail, as well as the Pajarito Plateau. The guide also contains a section on the flora of lower Frijoles Canyon.
Did You Know?
It is estimated that Tyuonyi Pueblo had 400 rooms but only 100 people lived there. Many of the rooms were used mostly for storage of food and pens for turkeys.