Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos

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At Bandelier National Monument the dwellings and territory of the Ancestral Pueblo people are preserved along the Rio Grande River. At elevations between 1,500 m (5,000 ft) and 3,000 m (10,000 ft), the park has over 110 km (70 mi) of hiking trails, abundant wildlife, forests, and caves. See the remains of the houses, pottery, and the tools that the locals used. Learn about their community structure, farming practices, and trading techniques. Many trails interconnect villages of the area, as Pueblo people liked to trade, hold ceremonies, and socialize. Learn about their history and culture at the visitor center. To find out how to plan a trip to Los Alamos, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • What an amazing beautiful fantastic park and a complete worthwhile experience! There are trails for all types. Put this park on your list!  more »
  • Grab a self guiding map from the visitor's center for $2 then hit the trail! There is a $25 parking fee unless you happen to visit on one of the 6 days that are "fee free" days. (Check the national...  more »
  • Very fascinating. I recommend getting the app to accompany your visit. Also, dress warm since the side the cliffs are on is very warm but under the trees on the other side of the brook gets very cold. Well worth your trip and easy to do with kids. It's only about a mile around the smaller hike and still gorgeous. Everyone was considerate and wore masks when they would cross, but otherwise kept the masks off and just kept their distance. We loved this place. Also the park ranger there was very nice which is always a bonus!
  • Totally loved this place. It's volcano erupted place and it's where our ancestors found home too! There is very good hike to the top! It's one way! But totally worth the trek!

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