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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  • This was one of the highlights of our trip. The park rangers were great and really nice and informative. Then you can take a couple mile hike through ruins that are 11,000 years old. You actually...  more »
  • You can drive right to the visitors center this time of year. Very few visitors today. We used our senior park pass. We loved all the history about the Pueblo Indians, the dwellings, the...  more »

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