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Male Western Tanager

Photo by Sally King

Bandelier 2019 Calendar

June 26 Bandelier CCC day – Walk through the historic district with park exhibit specialist JT Stark, meet behind the Visitor Center – 12:30pm
July 4 Naturalization Ceremony - Visitor Center, 11am
Aug 10-11 Pueblo Independence Day
Aug 25 National Park Service Anniversary - Founders Day
Sept 27-28 Night Sky Fiesta
Oct 5 Fall Fiesta
Oct 16 Last Day of Shuttles from White Rock

Oct 19 International Archeology Day – Hike with an archaeologist
Oct 20 Bandelier Wilderness Day
Celebrate 43 years of wilderness at Bandelier
Take a hike with Bandelier’s Wilderness Ranger on the anniversary of the park’s Wilderness designation in 1976
Dec 21 Winter Solstice Sunrise and Sunset Walks

Fee Free Days (no entry fee charged):
April 20 First Day of National Park Week
Aug 25 National Park Service Anniversary
Sept 28 National Public Lands Day
Nov 11 Veterans Day


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Pueblo dance groups perform on most summer holidays.

Interpretive Programming

Wilderness Hikes
June 23 and 29
July 6, 20 and 28
August 3, 11 and 24
September 7, 15, 21 and 29
October 5, 12 and 20
(sign up required)

Guided Main Loop Trail Walks
July through September, every day of the week
10:30am and 2:00pm

Mid-Summer Night Series
July through September
Program start times around sunset
July 8:30pm, August 8pm, Sept 7:30pm
Evening Programs – every Friday and Saturday
Night Sky Programs – twice a month on Sundays
July 7 and 21
August 4 and 25
September 1 and 15
Night Sky Fiesta September 27 and 28

Thursday Night features in Frijoles Canyon
Night Walks – July 4, 11, 18 and 25 - 7:30pm
Bat Strolls – August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 - 6:30pm
(sign up required)

Cultural Demonstrations
Most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day
Above information subject to change
Check with the Visitor Center (505.672.3861, ext. 517) for exact dates and times and reservations
June 20, 2019
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Long House on the Main Loop Trail

Photo by Sally King

Last updated: June 23, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x0

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