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
Road Construction on Entrance road
Road Construction on Entrance Road into Frijoles Canyon and main visitor center. 10 min to 1 hour delay possible. Please plan accordingly.
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.
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.
A big bull Elk in Bandelier
Bandelier is not only known for its ancestral pueblo archaeology, nature plays an important roll in the story as well.