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Frijoles Canyon

Los Alamos, NM
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Canyon in the Bandelier National Monument offering spectacular scenic beauty and ancient ruins.
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Los Alamos, NM
+1 505-672-3861
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Reviewed 22 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 11 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
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Gorgeous canyon with loads of history, this was one of the areas where there is a cross over of foliage and Native Americans could find a lot of what they needed to survive and to use in their medicines. It's a spiritual place that seems...More

Thank BethanyNOLA
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Frijoles Canyon forms part of the Bandalier National Monument and is the extension of the valley beyoingd the Cliff Dwellings. There are high sand stone cliffs to one side and across the river partly wooded hills.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The main cultural attractions of Bandelier National Monument, the visitor center and the ruins trail, are in Frijoles Canyon, and they are definitely worth seeing. Also, Frijoles Canyon was hit hard by flooding (of the Rito Frijoles) a few years ago, and the effects, downed...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you only have a short time at Bandelier NM, then this is the trail to take. It's about a mile long from the Visitor's Center to Long House and another mile or so to the amazing Alcove House. The trail continues another 5 miles...More

1  Thank mwcw
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I would have drive through this area without even having an end destination It's hard to process the amount of beauty around you. We kept pulling over to the overlooks just to stop and get out and stare into the distance.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Such a mesmerizing trip with seemingly more spectacular views one after another. The whole area of the canyon and the surrounding views is inspiring and we have run out of adjectives! Just go, take it all in sowly and enjoy amazing everything.

Thank LShank2014
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Reserve about 3 hours for the slow stroll all the way to Alcove dwelling. Try to get in as many as allowed cliff dwellings and spent some time inside trying to imagine how they lived many,many years ago.

1  Thank RudySzymon
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