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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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What a cool place!

We spent the day at Bandolier National Monument while on vacation in Santa Fe. What a lovely park!! We so enjoyed learning about the ancestral Pueblo people, their lifestyle and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent the day at Bandolier National Monument while on vacation in Santa Fe. What a lovely park!! We so enjoyed learning about the ancestral Pueblo people, their lifestyle and climbing up to visit the cliff dwellings was just awesome! What a beautiful place. We're looking forward to returning with our grandson.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bandelier National Monument is an archaeological site that preserves Pueblo lifestyle from 1150 - 1600. The base of the dwellings and community spaces can be viewed. In the Information Centre, booklets visitors can get a book that explains the marked sites that explain habitation and lifestyle. The walk is about eight city blocks round trips, a looping trail that take... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place for hiking and seeing native american cave dwellings. There are short and long trails. Be sure to bring water, a good hat and a camera. The "Rangers" are very knowledgeable and helpful. It's about 30 minutes from Santa Fe. I highly recommend this site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved learning about the residents of 10,000 years ago, seeing their cave dwellings, as well as their ground dwellings and Kivas, and learning as much or as little as I wanted by using the pamphlet to guide my own walk.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to this park gives you the best possible view of the ancient peoples in the area and the homes that they built in the caves. Not only are the caves fascinating, but the walk to see them is an easy stroll of just over 1 mile on paved paths. Highly recommended!!!

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

We took a family trip to Bandelier on a sunny, warm spring day. Now, we're from New Jersey, and there's no scenery even remotely like this in NJ, nor on the east coast. So there was a lot of "ooh, ahh" on the drive to Bandelier and on the park road in. But that turned to awe as we walked... More 

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the main loop trail and Bandelier gets major kuddos for the trail system. Of course there are stairs, but definitely the most easily accessible ruins I have ever seen. Of course, the ladders are optional. Wonderful morning and nice overall hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled here as a kid, I had not paid much attention as I was more preoccupied with teenage worries - but as soon as I saw the dramatic entrance into the park with the cliff dwellings and the mountain backdrop, it all came back to me. What a beautiful spot to see this unique history and against a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, let me say we had heard that the only way to get to the park was with a shuttle from the White Rock Visitor Center. We stopped there and were told it was still off season and the shuttle was not yet necessary. When you arrive, there is a good 15 minute video to watch prior to starting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Humans have lived here for over 10,000 years - you'll see why. What a great place and fun place to learn some American history. The main trail was pretty easy, some climbing of ladders if you move on to Alcove House trail, but not too difficult. I wouldn't recommend the Alcove House for small children whom might be scared climbing... More 

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