Main Pueblo Loop Trail Stop 1

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Evidence of Human Activities dates back 10,000 years. The people that settled in Frijoles Canyon as known as the Ancestral Pueblo people.

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Welcome to the Main or Pueblo Loop Trail. This trail is 1.4 miles roundtrip and will take you past many archeological sites. Portions of the trail are relatively flat and can be traveled by wheelchairs and strollers. Other sections have numerous narrow stairs and can be difficult to those with mobility issues or strollers. This is the best trail for anyone wanting to see much of what Bandelier is known for without a long walk.As you walk, you will see evidence of the people who lived here in the past. The remnants of stone structures and many carved or a few painted images on the rock walls provide indications of the Ancestral Pueblo people who inhabited this area and the lives they lived. In addition to these physical artifacts, we also gather clues to these past lives from the modern descendants who still live in the pueblos around us. Frijoles (free-HOH-lace) Canyon maintains very important connections for today’s Pueblo people. Please treat this area with respect. You can help the National Park Service preserve this cultural heritage for all to experience. Any disturbance is vandalism and against the law.

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Last updated: May 2, 2022

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