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Bandelier National Monument

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15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-9508
+1 505-672-3861 ext. 517
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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main loop”(230 reviews)
“cliff dwellings”(225 reviews)
“alcove house”(266 reviews)
About
Bandelier National Monument is 50 square miles of the Pajarito Plateau, on the slopes of the Jemez Volcanic field in the Jemez Mountains. Over 70% of the Monument is Wilderness, with over 1 mile elevation change, from about 5000' along the Rio...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-9508
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+1 505-672-3861 ext. 517
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"main loop"
in 230 reviews
"cliff dwellings"
in 225 reviews
"alcove house"
in 266 reviews
"white rock"
in 191 reviews
"visitor center"
in 227 reviews
"climb ladders"
in 58 reviews
"long house"
in 41 reviews
"frey trail"
in 42 reviews
"frijoles canyon"
in 68 reviews
"ancestral pueblo"
in 50 reviews
"canyon floor"
in 23 reviews
"santa fe"
in 236 reviews
"trail guide"
in 40 reviews
"ceremonial cave"
in 28 reviews
"national monument"
in 77 reviews
"mule deer"
in 30 reviews
"day trip"
in 69 reviews
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Beautiful place to view majestic mountains. Good hiking trails and the weather in April was pleasant.

Thank Milo-Scooter
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

I took the cutoff to skip the ladders, etc and still saw many ruins and many, many petroglyphs. I used a walking stick which was helpful and took a leisurely pace. Loved the Long Lodge and took time to sit and really stare at the...More

3  Thank MrsFlakowitz
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

We have visited many Native American ruins, but this was amazing. It was fun to climb up ladders to view the rooms in holes in the rock. The Main Trail had the ruins and the Falls Trail had a nice waterfall pay-off.

Thank clarkestes
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

On day one, the gate into Bandelier NM was closed due to snow so we hiked the Tsankawi section of the Bandelier National Monument in the snow and had an awesome time imagining the native people and their culture, no more than two miles. Day...More

Thank Carmia C
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

An easy lovely walk. Well presented. Friendly staff. Good descriptions of the culture. Well maintained.

Thank James G C
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

I have nothing but good things to say about Bandelier National Monument. The park is laid out very well, it's very clean and well maintained, the park rangers are extremely helpful and friendly and It's a must see. The trails are laid out very well...More

Thank mikeyave1
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

Be sure to get the $1 park brochure so you'll know what you're seeing. It's totally worth it to go all the way up all those stairs/ladders and experience what life was like for a Pueblo Indian.

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Firsthand experience of a cliff dwelling people of long ago and how they lived- a history you can feel. Was amazed at all there is because one does not expect it, based upon what you may know and have seen elsewhere. Guide book is great...More

Thank Sanantonio_TXAlR
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Awesome park. Beautiful place to visit when in New Mexico. Just a short drive from Santa Fe. While close by visit the museum in Los Alamos. Bandelier is Great for a short or a long hike. Also a beautiful drive down to Jemez Springs.

Thank sarge4446
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

First of all, to my delight I found I am eligible for the $10 lifetime Senior Park Pass. Yay! Everyone over 62 should get one! We did the main loop trail and went up to the Alcove house. The loop trail is well-groomed and easy....More

Thank dpmartin990
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misenhower
May 2, 2018|
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Response from travelernottourist | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the date you go there may be a shuttle service operating to bring you into the Valley area as parking lots fill up more quickly. You should check their website so you know what to expect but when you get there... More
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misenhower
April 10, 2018|
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Response from Joanie B | Property representative |
Shuttle service from the White Rock Visitor Center to Bandelier starts on May 17. Visitors may enter in their own vehicles before 9am or after 3pm during shuttle season. Right now the Bandelier Visitor Center is open from... More
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Devayanik7 | Reviewed this property |
The very high cliff dwellings are on a trail close to the mail trail. I believe it’s an additional 1 mile trail( half mile each way). On the main trail there are 3 cliff dwellings but they are not very high.
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