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 To Close
Alcove House, with its 140 ft climb on stairs and ladders, will be closed to all visitor access from June 10 to August 22, 2013 while important stabalization work is done on the Alcove House kiva. More »
photo by sally king
The V.I.P. (Volunteers in Parks) program is well established at Bandelier. Volunteering is one of the most important aspects of citizenship. People coming together on a voluntary basis to achieve common goals is a key feature of a dynamic society.
There are many diverse opportunities available for volunteering in Bandelier. They include such activities as trail maintenance, natural resource surveys, maintenance of cultural resources, working in the visitor center, office/clerical work, campground hosting, roving the trails, just to mention a few.
Ready to get involved?
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Did You Know?
The Valles Caldera is the collapsed summit of the Jemez Volcano which erupted over 1 million years ago. Ash from this volcano formed the volcanic tuff from which the Ancestral Pueblo people built their homes.