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Bandelier National Monument

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Bandelier National Monument

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15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-9508
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Santa Fe
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Walking Tour of Santa Fe

Located along the US border with Mexico, Santa Fe is brimming with history and culture.<br><br>Images of purple sunsets against desert-washed scenery, dramatic turquoise and vibrant paintings, Santa Fe is a treasure trove of culture with something for everyone. The city's 400 years of history and its complex social fabric have made the city a favourite spot for travellers to return year after year. The adobe architecture throughout the historic district makes it unlike any other American city, and inspires curiosity about how the trade is preserved. <br><br>On your private walking tour, your guide will explain the history of New Mexico and its enduring relationship with Mexico, a true mecca for art enthusiasts. Along the route, your guide will happily point you in the direction of the best eateries in town. <br><br>Get the chance to visit the Second World War era's Manhattan Project, and finally finish your tour at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, where you can explore at your leisure.
$170.00 per adult
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Darren B wrote a review Jan 21
Courtland, Virginia470 contributions42 helpful votes
Bandolier Nat'l Monument offers the unique opportunity to experience native American cliff dwellings (caves) and learn about the agricultural community that existed 1000's of years ago. Highly recommend the main loop trail for a good look at the ruins and the cliff dwellings. Beautiful park and a 'must see' if you're in this region. Safe travels.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Skip K wrote a review Nov 2020
Rockwall, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
Gaya & Sunil’s travels The following describes our trip from Sunday, Nov 22 through Friday Nov 27, 2020. This is an excerpt from our trip. On Wednesday, we decided to take a short day trip. We went north on I25, and then took 4, a two lane NM highway that eventually takes you to Los Alamos. We stopped at Soda Dam. This is a somewhat cute natural dam made of rock through which a stream or river flows through. There was no trail head so we just walked around a little and took some pictures. After visiting BattleShip Rock and hiking we got back on 4 and continued to Bandelier National Monument (BNM). The road to BNM from 4 is a twisty curvy one and eventually you go down to BNM. The parking lot was full, but we found a spot to park. There was no one to take the $25 fee, and there was a sign that said we could use the trails. We took the Main Loop, which is a short trail that takes you to the homes in the caves used by the Anasazi (in the period 1150 - 1550). BNM was a true surprise as I’d not expected the homes to be so interesting, and even beautiful. The area itself is quite fascinating, well worth a vist.This hike was a short 1.79 miles and 397 feet elevation.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Jan B wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions12 helpful votes
We enjoyed hiking and seeing the cliff dwellings, and beautiful scenery and wildflowers at the Bandelier National Monument. The museum was also interesting. However, we found the cafe there to be exceptional. All of their dishes are fresh, made to order (even the french fries were "homemade." My friend got their vegan burger, and said that it was one of the best she'd ever had. We 'indulged' and got the fried ice cream for dessert, and it was outstanding. The chef and staff there were extremely nice.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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rageisman wrote a review Aug 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri327 contributions100 helpful votes
Nice day trip from Santa Fe, drive up to the visitor center is very scenic. Visitor Center was closed but restrooms open. Main Loop Trail definitely worthwhile. Would recommend if in the area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mountain_Momma3 wrote a review Aug 2020
Carlsbad, New Mexico49 contributions36 helpful votes
We enjoyed our hike around the National Monument. We were a little disappointed that the Visitor Center was not open...due to COVID-19, but the gift shop was open and we enjoyed that. The ruins are incredible and a must see!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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