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

A mandatory shuttle bus will be in place sometime this summer

Visiting Bandelier in Summer 2021

Due to covid, visiting Bandelier is still a bit different than normal. Check here for updates on current conditions.

dogs are not permitted on any trails

Bandelier Pet/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.

CCC workers cut a rock during construction

Bandelier News

Catch up on the latest happenings at Bandelier National Monument.

take a virtual visit to Bandelier

Sights and Sounds of Bandelier: Virtual

Get the sights & sounds of Bandelier in your home. Virtual visit stamps here too.

sego lilies with bee

Spring Arrives in Bandelier

By early April the visitor center area is free of snow and ice but higher elevations hold onto winter for much longer.

fendler's hedgehog

Not All Pink Flowering Cacti Are...

If you've seen one pink flowered cacti have you seen them all? Not even close.

claret cup cactus

Visit the Western National Parks Store

Want to learn more about Bandelier or have a souvenir. The park store is the best place to find important links to your time at the park.

Last updated: June 5, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x0

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