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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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“main loop” (230 reviews)
“cliff dwellings” (225 reviews)
“alcove house” (266 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
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"
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"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"
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"day trip"
in 69 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our drive up to Bandelier National Monument. It gives you a good feel for area and mountains near Santa Fe. Great photo stop once you get to the park from above. Then you drive down and find a very picturesque and fairly easy...More

Thank travelernottourist
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you drive to or from Bandelier National Monument to the Tent rocks, do NOT take the most direct route shown by Google Maps unless you have a 4x4. Use Waze or drive through Santa Fe to avoid off roading and going through a creek....More

Thank travelingcouple72010
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy stroll through this monument. The stairs at the Alcove House were a challenge but worth the effort. We saw some deer on the walk back. Definitely worth the effort. We really enjoyed the experience. A word for the wise. We used our GPS to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On a recent visit with 4 adults and one 11-year-old boy, we enjoyed walking the main loop, the Alcove House half-mile extension and the Frey Trail. Off the main trail are views of dwellings hollowed out of rock, petroglyphs and kivas. Visiting the Alcove House...More

Thank SuomalainenPoika
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got there right as they opened and parked right up front. It was really fun to be able to climb up to some of the dwellings. We even over came our fear of heights and made the climb up the four ladders to the...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped in the Juniper Campground which had all the camping necessities, and then continued into the canyon the next day to explore. We loved learning about the history and culture on the Mail Trail, climbing the ladders into the cave dwellings, visiting the Alcove...More

Thank p-eats22
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned so much about cleverness of ancient pueblo dwellings. Easy self-guided walk. Splurge on the $2 guidebook. Walk extra 1/2 mile to the Alcove House and climb all the ladders!

Thank LesBoisTraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bandelier is short drive from Santa Fe, near Los Alamos. It is a fascinating place, with the remains of a large pueblo that dates back a thousand years or more. Walking is required in order to get there from the parking lot, and there is...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good friends are true believers in the beauty of our national parks and monuments. We went with them to Bandlier recently. We had Len as our guide for the first 1 - 1 1/2 hours and learned a lot about the area and the formations....More

Thank Moodman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I throughly enjoyed the Main Loop as well as hiking out to Alcove House and then climbing up the ladders. Truly wonderful and worth the drive out here. It’s out of the way but part of its beauty is also the drive to here. Don’t...More

Thank Deanne A
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misenhower
10 April 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
5 April 2018|
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Response from Sandy G | Reviewed this property |
The Main Trail has the most dwellings but the Alcove House has a 140 foot climb up a ladder. All are fascinating and worth a good look! Enjoy!!
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Jennie S
31 December 2017|
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Response from ericwalsh1978 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. I would call or refer to the website.
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