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Bandelier National Monument

#1 of 25 things to do in Los Alamos Features Animals
15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-9508
+1 505-672-3861 ext. 517
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15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544-9508
+1 505-672-3861 ext. 517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bandelier National Monument was on our "must see" list while we were in New Mexico. It is an easy walk from the visitor center. The great part is we could turn around, climb the ladders or stairs, or just look as much as we wanted....More

Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the loop trail as well as the extension that added a 140 vertical ascent by ladder and path and steps to a cave and lookout! The ascent took literally 5 minutes. You can scare yourself out of going but it's really not bad!...More

Thank PocahontasTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is easily accessible from Santa Fe. The trails are well marked. Fantastic example of Pueblo cliff dwellings, accessible to most people.

1  Thank sun52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my wife's first visit to NM. We went there for a good trial walk. The trial is called the Main Loop Trail. An easy trial for beginner. We enjoyed it a lot. A good scenic view on the way as well. I recommend...More

1  Thank Pallav B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending 3 straight days in Santa Fe, we decided to take a day trip to Bandalier Monument and the Frijoles Valley. What a great trip. The drive is very scenic and the cliff dwellings and the associated history of the Frijoles Valley is really...More

Thank slc3271
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have an interest in indigenous culture or history of the area this is a must stop. The area is easily accessible for most people. The paths are well maintained. For those wanting more hiking there are long trails to be explored. The drive...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roads to the park are fully paved. Located south of Los Alimos, NM, Bandelier National Monument should also be on your bucket list. Once you are in the parking lot, the rest of the monument is walking. The main loop is a little over a...More

1  Thank Fred W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our park system crown jewels, although you don't hear a lot about it. The trails are great and let you get interactive with the environment. Take a step back 11,000 years to an ancient Native American (ancestral Pueblo people) civilisation and...More

2  Thank MontanaCraig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to many National Parks and National Monuments around the Country. The trails are well marked, the place is clean, and the staff/rangers were friendly. Nothing bad here, the information and history is nice. With all of that said, nothing here would make my...More

Thank mspreh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I happened to read about these cliff dwellings shortly before our trip to Santa Fe. Only 1.25 hrs drive NW from SF on easy roads, this was an unexpected highlight of our trip. We only did the 1.2 mi self-guided walk through one part of...More

Thank ILiketoTravel55
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Is there a scenic drive around the park?
17 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Extremely scenic on the way to the Park. The Park itself has to be seen from walking trails.
Does anyone know if the US National Park Senior Lifetime Pass is accepted here. This is the pass accepted at all U.S. National Parks. Thanks.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Joanie B | Property representative |
All inter-agency, America the Beautiful passes are accepted at Bandelier National Monument.
I do have to use a wheelchair for going any distance. I noticed a post about being wheelchair accessible on one of the trails but wasn't sure it that would get us to the cliff dwellings?
21 February 2017|
Response from Joanie B | Property representative |
The Main Loop Trail is wheelchair accessible and from the village of Tyuonyi you can see the cliff dwellings. Stairs and ladders are used to access the dwellings.