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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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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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Beauty and History abound

Easy trails and great flyer with all the information. It was nice to have things pointed out we might have otherwise missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy trails and great flyer with all the information. It was nice to have things pointed out we might have otherwise missed.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The park was a great hike. Don't miss going into the gift shop as the façade is for one building, but once you enter, the courtyard opens to many other buildings. The hike is not one for those who have trouble walking. Remember the elevation is a factor as becoming short of breath is surprising. We walked it with our... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These Anazai ruins are well preserved and exquisite scenery adds to your day. Hiking and back country adventure. Knowledgeable sttaff

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half day adventure during our Santa Fe trip. We enjoyed the hike, and made it to the alcove. We wish there was more time to do other hikes or visit other parts of the park. Will come again to visit the caldera. Incredible archeological structures and petroglyphs. Self guided tour, recommend borrowing or purchasing a guidebook for the main loop... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing National Park! We did the main loop hike to see the cave dwellings and petroglyphs and we also did the extra mile (1/2 mile each way) walk to the Alcove House. The Alcove House requires climbing up 4 ladders (140') but it is a huge cave and very cool. The ladders are extremely sturdy and feel very safe. I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly a "Must See" in New Mexico. If you are seeing Santa Fe, Los Alamos, or Taos, you really should set aside some time to visit Bandelier. While I got in for free due to a holiday, I would not hesitate to pay the 20$ entry free for a car. Like most outdoor activities, I'd recommend going on... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest at all in the Native American cultures that occupied this part of the country, Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos is well worth the trip. I was born in Durango, Colorado and have lived in western Colorado for much of my life, so I've become fascinated with the ancient peoples that have lived in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the cliff dwellings that you can climb in! Beautiful place! I appreciate the shuttle bus that's available part of the year.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful setting and very informative. Extensive ruins, surprisingly large number in the structure in the valley. Learned a lot about family-styled pueblo and cliff dwelling living.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a fan of hiking but this one just takes my weariness away seeing the wonderful rock formations. Even with the heat of the summer, I didn't mind it at all because I was enjoying it with my family. A truly amazing visit with some history. A fun way for family to spend time with nature and go... More 

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