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.
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?
Katydids are often called leaf hoppers. Their wings and body look like vegetation, a form of camouflage which offers this insect some protection from predators.