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Related Requirements

11a. Write a plan for a backpacking trek of at least five days.

11b. Using Leave No Trace principles, take the trek

11c. Write a report

Available Resources

Bandelier has over 70 miles of backpacking trails. It is a packer’s paradise. If you choose to hike and camp in the back country of the park you must obtain a Backcountry Permit. These are available at the Visitor Center at no cost. Be prepared to outline your itinerary to the ranger who writes the permit. You must carry a topographical map of the park and know how to use it.

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Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x517

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