Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos

4.8
Must see · Canyon · Historic Site
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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  • Nice day trip from Santa Fe, drive up to the visitor center is very scenic. Visitor Center was closed but restrooms open. Main Loop Trail definitely worthwhile. Would recommend if in the area.  more »
  • We enjoyed our hike around the National Monument. We were a little disappointed that the Visitor Center was not open...due to COVID-19, but the gift shop was open and we enjoyed that. The ruins are....  more »

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