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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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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 Grande to over 10,000' at the rim of the Valles Caldera, providing for a wide range of life zones and wildlife habitat. There are only 3 miles of road, but over 70 miles of hiking trails. The Monument, founded in 1916, protects Ancestral Pueblo archeological sites, a beautiful landscape, and the country's largest Civilian Conservation Corps National Landmark District.
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15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-9508
+1 505-672-3861 ext. 517
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was an awesome trip. Go to the visitor and take the bus to the park. The park ranger gives you an outstanding tour, a very natural setting. Native American dwellings you can go thorough, trails and a visitor center. Guides go a great job!

Thank KentGlenstedMo
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We really didn't do a lot of research on this park, but we were so glad that we went. The cliffs are gorgeous with the sun playing off them and you can really imagine living in the caves as you climb the ladders in and...More

Thank BuzzieFamily
Reviewed 11 November 2016

beautiful place to visit and LARGE. Bus transportation is the only way to visit. Take some water because it is dry!

Thank Mickey6448
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Excellent place to visit if you are interested in Native American history in New Mexico. The trail takes you along the ruins of a village as well as cave dwellings. The hike is not strenuous and you can get into a couple of the old...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I visited when it was raining, but still had a great 1.25 mile walk around the ruins. The drive to the site is beautiful, through the mountains and wilderness of New Mexico, I enjoyed it almost as much as the actual visit. Be aware there...More

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We did a hike of about 4 miles on very scenic well maintained trails. They took us through ruins of an ancient Anasazi village and we had the opportunity to climb letters into old cave dwellings and see pictographs. It appeared they had nice camping...More

Thank tw3retiree
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you have been to Mesa Verde, Bandelier will be a disappointment. Maybe I was just tired that day, but it didn't seem worth the effort. Climbing the ladders was fun though and I was pleased that I could do it quickly without any fear....More

Thank DuluthMinn
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Bandelier National Monument Visitors Center is only about a 33 mile drive from the downtown square in Santa Fe. Takes about 45 minutes to get there and well worth the time if you are in the Santa Fe area. Be forewarned that this park...More

Thank GilB867
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well worth the drive from Albuquerque. The landscape along the route(s) is quite beautiful itself. The visit begins with a pretty long drive down to the bottom of the canyon where a visitors' center as well as a souvenir and snack store is located. There...More

Thank traveller2Atlanta_GA
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We loved our hike at Banadlier. The scenery was magnificent. We climbed up the ladders into the caves and thought everything was spectacular.

Thank susie f
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Response from LMarshUK | Reviewed this property |
We didn't have any problem with using the shuttle service, waiting less than 5 minutes at both ends. As someone else noted, it enabled us to look at the view rather than the road. The best reason for arriving before 9 am is... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Extremely scenic on the way to the Park. The Park itself has to be seen from walking trails.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Joanie B | Property representative |
All inter-agency, America the Beautiful passes are accepted at Bandelier National Monument.