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Fabulous hikes

If you like to hike and avoid the beaten track, there are some wonderful grassy plateaus to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pamela L
Pullman, Washington
A beautiful site

Hiking in the Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument is a very lovely, fragrant experience... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Mary P
Eagan, Mn
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Canyon in the Bandelier National Monument offering spectacular scenic beauty and ancient ruins.
Los Alamos, NM
+1 505-672-3861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like to hike and avoid the beaten track, there are some wonderful grassy plateaus to explore. Stop at the visitor center for a map. Be sure to leave artifacts where you found them. There are spectacular views that make it easy to comprehend...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Hiking in the Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument is a very lovely, fragrant experience. Do it after you've been to the ancient Pueblo sites on the south facing cliffs for a cool refreshing hike.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Frijoles Canyon, outside of Los Alamos, NM, accessed from Bandelier National Monument is awesome, beautiful! Hiking there can be intense.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 10 July 2018

part of the walk in bandelier national monument. lots of greenery and shade and a few lizards. very enjoyable

1  Thank claudia p
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The loop trail has a nice variety including the ruins. It's a little hot at mid-day but finishes in the trees. A short extension takes you to Alcove house which has a nice view and a reconstructed kiva. The climb is described as 140 ft....More

1  Thank Ray S
Reviewed 1 March 2018

In addition to the big attraction of cliff dwellings of Bandelier National Monument, the canyon provides hiking trails and picnic areas. It is a perfect place for a day's outing.

Thank Linda N M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

New Mexico's nickname as the Land of Enchantment" is earned by places such as Frijoles Canyon. Beautiful area whether driving through or hiking.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We took the Frey Trail down to the main loop, which gave us great, elevated views of Frijoles Canyon. It's a beautiful canyon with different level hiking trails available for all different types of fitness levels. Get out & enjoy!

Thank BrussoDallas
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Frijoles Canyon is in part of Bandelier National Monument. Truly one of the most beautiful places I have seen, especially in autumn. Reminded me somewhat of the area around Zion National park. Going into the park for awhile it appears as though you are riding...More

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Summer with the leaves is nice. Waterfalls and relatively easy hiking from Ponderosa or other inputs around Bandelier.

Thank gregnx
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