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Bandelier National Monument

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Address: 15 Entrance Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: 505-672-3861 x517
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Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Camping
Description: 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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Great dwellings

Bring water for the trail. Not a hard hike just hot depending on the weather. Still, great village remains and you actually get to climb into a few small cave dwellings. Take the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bring water for the trail. Not a hard hike just hot depending on the weather. Still, great village remains and you actually get to climb into a few small cave dwellings. Take the trail upwards so you get to view the village with an aerial view. It is a great view. The Tsankowi prehistoric site is also a fun hike.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Bandalier is a great National Monument. If you like hiking and beautiful Pueblo ruins - you need to stop at Bandalier and enjoy the Park. I would also stop into the town of Los Alamos and visit the Bradbury museum while in the area - a piece of American history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have enjoyed exploring nearly 200 national parks throughout the US and are always pleased with our experiences. However, Bandelier was definitely a surprise. First of all, the ready access to the cliff dwellings in the valley was not what we expected. The NPS provides paved walkways to reach the dwellings and sturdy ladders to climb up... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited here recently with some women hiking friends, and we were amazed at the variety of experiences one can have at this National Monument. The staff in the rangers' quarters were very helpful describing options, and we selected a leisurely loop walk that brought us up close to the ancient cliff dwellings. Not only that, but we were able to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had the best time today. It was hot and it was quite the workout! The ruins are amazing and so much history. We saw lots of critters including a rattle snake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ok - this was quite a hike but such an amazing piece of history to be able to experience. Definitely a must if you love nature and history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not too far north of Albuquerque, NM one can fiind the Bandelier National Monument. A great day trip and visit, easy to navigate the sites, a beautiful drive up and back with lots of amazing scenery along the way! Enjoy your trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A remarkable and expansive outdoor experience for anyone! If it's short walk you want or overnight camping, Bandolier is a must see! Steeped in history and interactive experience, kids will go nuts! A must do is the Bat experience in the summer...one of the bigger bat caves in NM. Small restaurant if you want to grab some lunch. Check it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For the past 60 years, I've been hiking and picnicking here. It's a wonderful place for families if the children are of an age where they can hike and follow directions about staying on the paths. I think some of the paths date back to the WPA days, but they are well maintained and quite safe if you follow directions... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every time I drive into Bandelier, I decompress. The landscape becomes more and more beautiful. Once in the park, it's a pleasure to chat with the friendly and knowledgeable rangers. The trails and sites within the park are so well maintained. I also love how involved this park is with the community!

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Additional Information about Bandelier National Monument

Address: Address: 15 Entrance Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: 505-672-3861 x517
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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