An Open Book of Human History

Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years.  Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities. Read More

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Park Closures

Check here to see what is open and what is closed. This may change so check back regularly.

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Know Before You Go

Things are a little different when visiting Bandelier right now. Check here for more information.

Alamo Boundary Trail

Reduce Crowding, Choose Another Location

Some trails get lots of use while others with equally beautiful resources do not. If one place is crowded go to another spot that isn't.

take a virtual visit to Bandelier

Sights and Sounds of Bandelier: Virtual

Can't come to the park due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Get the sights & sounds of Bandelier in your home. Virtual visit stamps here too.

male tarantula

It's Tarantula Season Again

In autumn male tarantulas must leave their safe burrows to start a long treacherous journey to find love.

Bandelier Dog Policy

Bandelier Dog Policy

Dogs, or pets of any kind, are not allowed in buildings or on trails in Bandelier. They are allowed in parking areas and the campground.

Last updated: October 3, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos, NM 87544


(505) 672-3861 x0

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