An Open Book of Human History

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years.  Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities. Read More

Bandelier Dog Policy

Bandelier Dog Policy

Dogs, or pets of any kind, are not allowed in buildings or on trails in Bandelier. They are allowed in parking areas and the campground.

Cavates and stairs on the Main Loop Trail

Short, easier trails in Bandelier

Many shorter trails lead to exciting places and are easily accessible in Bamdlier.

Historic buildings and (now) historic cars.

History and Culture of Bandelier

Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier has always been a popular destination. Learn about the history and culture of this amazing place.

Bandelier Bull Elk

A big bull Elk in Bandelier

Bandelier is not only known for its ancestral pueblo archaeology, nature plays an important role in the story as well.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone:

(505) 672-3861 x517
Visitor Center front desk

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