There are several ways to camp at Bandelier that can accommodate different types of campters and groups of all sizes. This makes Bandelier the perfect "base camp" for exploring the park and the Pajarito Plateau.
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Juniper Family Campground – Individual Campsites: 53 individual sites can accommodate up to 10 campers and are perfect for trailers, RVs, or tent/car camping. Some sites have driveways that can fit RVs up to 40ft. Most campsites are reservable up to 6 months in advance with the rest being available for day of campers as first-come, first-serve.
Juniper Family Campground – Group Campsites: 2 group campsites can accommodate groups of 10-20 people each. Available by advance reservation only. Ponderosa Group Campground: 2 group campsites can accommodate groups of 10-50 people each. Available by advance reservation only. Backpacking: Explore the rugged Bandelier wilderness. Over 70 miles of hiking trails await! Nearest backcountry camping zone is located 2 miles from park visitor center. Permits are required.