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
An Open Book of Human History
2018: The Year of the Bird
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Bandelier joins others in celebrating the importance of birds in our world.
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.
Abert's squirrels have an interesting relationship with ponderosa pines and are found anwhere in the park where these pines are found.
Last updated: January 27, 2018