Operating Hours & Seasons

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Coyotes are often seen by visitors who are driving into the park.

Photo by Sally King

Bandelier National Monument Frijoles Canyon Visitor Center Operating Hours

Current Visitor Center hours are 9 AM - 5 PM.

The park is open dawn to dusk every day except Christmas or during heavy snow days or other emergencies.

Juniper Family Campground is open year round , but may be closed to only "A" or "A and B" loops in winter.

The Visitor Center and WNPA Park Store are open daily during regular business hours above. The park restaurant, Sirphey at Bandelier closes on a seasonal basis typically November-March.

Bandelier National Monument is open daily, year round, from dawn to dusk except Christmas Day and during heavy snow days or other emergencies.

Park Hours
Frijoles Canyon, Tsankawi , and all park trails are open to recreation from dawn to dusk. Backpacking permits are required for overnight use and must be obtained by phone for any overnight stays in the park's backcountry. Juniper Family Campground and Ponderosa Group Campground are open 24 hours.

Backcountry Permit info
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Long House is beautiful in winter.

Photo by Sally King

Last updated: September 8, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road

Los Alamos, NM 87544


505 672-3861 x0

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