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

male Western Tanager

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.

VIP directs visitor from shuttle bus

Park Entry by Shuttle Bus Only

During summer (May 17 - October 17), 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.

Duchess Castle

We Need Your Help

An important site in Bandelier National Monument was vandalized. We need your help to find those responsible.

the Toyas of Jemez Pueblo

Fall Fiesta 2018

Join us for Fall Fiesta 2018 on October 6th from 11 AM - 3 PM. Cultural demonstrations and items for sale as well as dances & live raptors.

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: September 16, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x517

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