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

Snow in Frijoles Canyon

Visiting in Winter/Spring

Visiting in the winter/spring (October 17, 2019 - mid May 13, 2020) has its own challenges and rewards.

VIP directs visitor from shuttle bus

Park Entry by Shuttle Bus Only

During summer (May 14 - October 14 for 2020), 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.

Last updated: February 21, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone:

(505) 672-3861 x0

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