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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 »


a volunteer weeds

There are many ways you can help the park reach its goals when you are a volunteer.

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?

For more information and an application, call one of the park volunteer coordinators, Cathie Scheel, at 505-672-3861 x512 or e-mail her or Debbie Hawes at 505-672-3861 x 502 or e-mail her.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Upper Falls

Frijoles Creek drops approximately 80 feet over the Upper Falls. The falls occur where the waters of Frijoles Creek hit the more resistant, dense basalt rock from the neck of an ancient volcano.