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.
Bandelier National Monument reviews
I had been here 40 yrs ago and enjoyed my second trip as well! The weather was clear and cool, 50 degrees, we got there early to miss the crowds. We walked the round trip and climbed the ladders... more »
We loves the area and our kids were amazed by the artwork on the cliffs. The park rangers were full of wonderful history and everyone was so peaceful walking through the park. 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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