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Bandelier National Monument is 50 square miles of the Pajarito Plateau, on...

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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Full of history and culture

This is a wonderful monument to explore. We started at the information center in White Rock and took the shuttle bus to the Bandelier National Monument Visitors ctr. that took... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful monument to explore. We started at the information center in White Rock and took the shuttle bus to the Bandelier National Monument Visitors ctr. that took about 15 to 20 minutes. Here the ranger checked our Golden Pass from the park service we got for $10 as seniors to be able to get into the National... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery and nature preserved in rock. A great selection of trails to hike. What an experience.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Easy trail to view ancient cliff dwellings. Conquer your fear of heights and climb 140 ft up ladders and narrow trail to step into the Alcove House, a large cliff dwelling. The views are worth the climb! Petroglyphs can also be seen on this hike. Following the hike, drive through the beautiful Jemez Mountains for amazing scenery.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not far from Santa Fe is a wonderful adventure into the distant past of the original inhabitants of North America during the Paleo-Indian period. Bandelier National Monument's signature hike is one that takes us through an historic preservation of cave/cliff dwellings of these people. One can't help but to wonder, "What was it like living in these elevated caves? Bringing... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took about an hour or so and we stopped to read the descriptions of all the trail markers. An easy hike with the option of exploring caves and petroglyphs from native peoples. There's even some nice wildlife to spot - check out the long bushy wears on the squirrels!

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful and unique place has great value for history and anthropology. Easy to reach and explore in less than 2 Hours. Don't miss it!

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for an easy to moderate hike (depending on whether you climb all the ladders). Super fun with pre-teens, but truly something for all ages.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the forth time I've been able to enjoy this awesome special location. As long as you are in Okay.good/shape the walk is easy taken slower especially if you are a flat-lander. The valley was healing from the flood a couple of years back.

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Index, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bandelier National Monument is a treasure and I am so thankful for those who had the foresight to take the steps necessary to preserve this great place. We have made a few trips to Bandelier over the years and never tire of it. It is truly special. This trip we decided to take a hike near the Monument and did... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bandelier is phenomenal! I wasn't sure what to expect, even having read lots of reviews, but it was beautiful! Easy enough hiking is certainly possible, but climbing the steps to see virtually everything is well worth it! I'm not much for climbing down, but I am glad I didn't chicken out. Go for it!

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