velvet buck
Mule deer can be found in all parts of the park and frequently can be seen on the Main Loop Trail.

Photo by Sally King

Bandelier National Monument is home to over 55 species of mammals including sixteen species of bats, mule deer, Abert's squirrels, and mountain lions. Other mammals such as Bighorn sheep and Grizzly bear used to roam the park's canyons and mesas but were eradicated by human activities.
bull elk
In winter, it is not uncommon to see elk herds in the area and along the park entrance road.

Photo by Sally King


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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x517
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