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.

a stone village in a canyon bottom with a blue sky above

Visiting Bandelier in Summer 2022

If you are planning to visit Bandelier during summer 2022 you will find important information here.

summer view of Cerro Grande

Alternatives to Frijoles Canyon

Bandelier's parking lots often fill or you might want to avoid the crowds. Here are some alternatives you might want to consider.

dogs are not permitted on any trails

Bandelier Pet/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.

fire burns in trees while a mostly full moon shines through clouds above

Fire in the Jemez Mountains StoryMap

Fire has a long history in the Jemez Mountains and shaped the diverse landscape of Bandelier.

Native American dancers dressed in colorful traditional dancewear

Land Acknowledgement

Bandelier National Monument protects part of what is the ancestral and traditional lands of at least 23 tribal nations.

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Bandelier Fees and Passes

Does my NPS pass work at Bandelier? How much does it cost to visit? Answers to these questions and many more.

mule deer

Juniper Campground

Juniper Campground is for family groups and small groups less than 15 people.

take a virtual visit to Bandelier

Sights and Sounds of Bandelier: Virtual

Get the sights & sounds of Bandelier in your home. Virtual visit stamps here too.

claret cup cactus

Visit the Western National Parks Store

Want to learn more about Bandelier or have a souvenir. The park store is the best place to find important links to your time at the park.

Last updated: June 13, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance RD

Los Alamos , NM 87544

Phone:

505 672-3861 x0

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