Park Closures

alcove house view
Alcove House ladders reopened on August 1, 2020.  For resource protection, barriers have been placed to direct traffic in the Alcove House.

photo by Sally King

Please remember that the following facilities and services remain closed at this time:
  • Frijoles Canyon Visitor Center (except to buy park passes and the museum is open to a maximum of 3 people at any give time) For information, tables outside and in front of the visitor center are staffed from 9 AM - 430 PM.
  • There is a limit of 80 vehicles in the visitor center parking area so visitors arriving after 80 vehicles have entered Frijoles Canyon will be asked to leave and come back later. This means if you arrive mid day on a weekend (the busiest time) and the parking is at capacity you won't be able to visit the visitor center, park store, or most used trails unless you leave and come back. Keep this in mind when planning a visit. Avoid the busy mid day hours (11 AM - 230 PM) if possible.
  • Ponderosa Group Campground and Juniper Group sites (the rest of Juniper Family Campground reopened 08/01/2020)
  • Backcountry permits are being issued by phone only, for more info go here
stairs and slopes map
This map shows areas of the Main Loop Trail (Pueblo Loop Trail) that have stairs or steep slopes.


entrance to tyuonyi
Tyuonyi village is a short distance down the Main Loop Trail (Pueblo Loop Trail).

photo by Sally King

tyuonyi, talus house
A view looking at Talus House and Tyuonyi village from the Main Loop Trail (Pueblo Loop Trail).

photo by Sally King

Last updated: October 10, 2020

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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


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