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

VIP directs visitor from shuttle bus

Park Entry by Shuttle Bus Only

During summer (May 14 - October), access to the most visited sections of the park are by shuttle bus only.

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 Bandelier.

Navajo rugs

Hubbell Trading Post Comes to Bandelier

Hubbell Trading Post will have a trunk show of Navajo rugs at Bandelier August 18 - 20, 2017.


Bandelier's Opera on the Rocks 2017

This year's Opera on the Rocks will be on September 30, 2017.

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.

bull elk

Your Help Needed - Elk Poaching Incident

Bandelier needs information about an elk poaching incident that happened in the park.

Last updated: August 11, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x517

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