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 an excellent experience! We walked the loop back to the Alcove House. The house was closed, but we were totally fine with that; the walk alone was amazing...seeing all the cliff dwellings... 
    This was an excellent experience! We walked the loop back to the Alcove House. The house was closed, but we were totally fine with that; the walk alone was amazing...seeing all the cliff dwellings...  more »
  • What a great day. Buy the $2 self guided tour. We did the loop with the alcove house extension in the morning. Despite it being school vacation week, the park wasn’t crowded and we were able to climb....  more
    What a great day. Buy the $2 self guided tour. We did the loop with the alcove house extension in the morning. Despite it being school vacation week, the park wasn’t crowded and we were able to climb....  more »
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  • This was a great experience. Pretty nature hike through the woods while also being able to see authentic Native American cave dwellings that you can go inside. Bring sneakers, lots of water, and snacks. Plan to be there a couple hours to enjoy the trails, cave dwellings and scenery. We walked the main loop then headed to the Alcove. It took us 2.5 hours round trip. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend.
  • Great place to visit if you love the outdoors. Cliff dwellings were fascinating. The entire park was beautiful and don't miss the home made fresh baked cookies next to the cafeteria. Lots of fun trails and cubbies to explore. Kids that were there loved it.

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