A shuttle bus from White Rock to Bandelier is required between 9 AM and 3 PM in summer.
photo by sally king
Visitor Center Hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Park open from dawn to dusk
Shuttle Bus Required
Starting May 24, 2013 - October 28, 2013 visitors will be required to take a shuttle bus from the White Rock visitor center to access the main visited area of Bandelier National Monument, including the visitor center, Main Loop Trail, and Falls Trail. The shuttle bus is free but the park entrance fee will be collected at the park visitor center upon arrival. See the shuttle schedule and a map to the White Rock visitor center below. People may continue to drive into this main visited area of the park before 9 AM and after 3 PM daily (all access is by shuttle bus from 9 AM - 3 PM). For those early and late arrivals, be sure to display your park pass or entrance fee receipt on your vehicle. You can still drive into a number of areas of the park including Juniper Campground, Tsankawi, and to the many trails outside of Frijoles Canyon. Remember the park closes at sunset, so plan to leave before that time.