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
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: November 12, 2017