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 16 - October 16 for 2019), access to Frijoles Canyon and the Visitor Center 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.

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.

Navajo rugs

Hubbell Trading Post Comes to Bandelier

Hubbell Trading Post will have a trunk show of Navajo rugs at Bandelier June 16 - 17, 2019.

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.

Snow in Frijoles Canyon

Visiting in Fall/Winter/Spring

Visiting in the fall/winter (October 17, 2019 - December 31, 2019) has its own challenges and rewards.

Last updated: May 17, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone:

(505) 672-3861 x517

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