information for groups

Long House in the 1930's
Long House, on the Main (Pueblo) Loop Trail, in the 1930's.

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For an enjoyable and safe visit to Bandelier, groups of 10 or more people should read the following information:

Planning Your Trip

As You Arrive

  • Because of parking constraints, groups arriving by bus must be dropped off in front of the Visitor Center, and the bus returned to the mesa top amphitheater parking lot. The bus may only remain in Frijoles Canyon for 10 minutes during loading and unloading. Please pre-arrange a pick-up time with the driver (cell phone coverage in the canyon is unreliable). View bus parking instructions.

  • Upon your arrival at the Visitor Center, have the group leader check-in at the Visitor Center information desk. If staffing permits, a ranger will provide a brief orientation talk. Most groups walk the Main (Pueblo) Loop Trail at Bandelier. Visit Things to Do to investigate this and other trails.

On the Trail

  • If walking the Main (Pueblo) Loop Trail, consider dividing your group into several smaller sub-groups. Each sub-group can guide itself using the Main (Pueblo) Loop Trail Guide, which can be purchased. Foreign language translations and guides especially for school groups are available at the Visitor Center desk.
  • Carefully follow park rules, regulations and signs. Be especially careful to stay on the trail and keep hands and feet off archeological sites.

san miguels rainstorm
Summer storms in Bandelier NM.

Photo by Sally King


Last updated: April 2, 2024

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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road

Los Alamos, NM 87544


505 672-3861 x0

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