Longer Hikes

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Park map (for greater detail please download the pdf at bottom of page).


Within Bandelier's 33,000 acres there are over 70 miles of trail. Some trails are short easy loops while others can encompass many miles and steep rocky switchbacks. There are even several trails suitable for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. Longer backcountry trails often involve hiking more than 12 miles round-trip. Wilderness permits are required and are available at the visitor center for overnight stays in the park's backcountry. Water is not readily available on most backcountry trails. Please check at the visitor center for current conditions before hiking in the backcountry.

Pets, bicycles, and pack animals are not permitted on any park trails.

Frijoles Rim and Canyon Trail
Yapahsi Pueblo
Painted Cave

More information on backcountry camping here.

rock bridge frijoles canyon
The park staff has worked very hard to repair damage from the Las Conchas Wildfire of 2011 and the flashfloods that followed.  Even so, some trails still show the impact of these events.  Please check at the visitor center for up-to-date trail conditions.

photo by sally king

a color coded map showing trail conditions

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Download detailed park map here.

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road

Los Alamos, NM 87544


505 672-3861 x0

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