Santa Fe Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument Review

Wander through the site on a paved, self-guided trail. Steep wooden ladders and narrow doorways lead you to the cave dwellings and cell-like rooms. There is one kiva in the cliff wall that is large, and tall enough to stand in. Bandelier National Monument, named after author and ethnologist Adolph Bandelier (his novel The Delight Makers is set in Frijoles Canyon), contains 33,000 acres of backcountry wilderness, waterfalls, and wildlife. Some 70 miles of trails traverse the park. A small museum in the visitor center focuses on the area's prehistoric and contemporary Native American cultures, with displays of artifacts from 1200 to modern times.

Note that from late May to late October, visitors arriving by car between 9 am and 3 pm must park at the White Rock Visitor Center 10 miles east on NM 4 and take a free shuttle bus into the park.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Entrance Rd., off NM 4 Los Alamos, NM 87544 | Map It
  • Phone: 505/672–0343
  • Cost: $12 per vehicle, good for 7 days
  • Hours: Park grounds: daily sunrise–sunset. Visitor Center: Late May–late Oct., daily 8:30–4:30; Nov.–mid-May, daily 9–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Jémez Country
Updated: 12-05-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

Travel Deals in Santa Fe

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories