• Bandelier National Monument
    Photo courtesy of Joy C. Frank-Collins
  • Bandelier National Monument
    Photo courtesy of Bandelier National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument

Type: Historic Sites, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Sightseeing: If you're interested in seeing cliff dwellings, head to Bandelier National Monument. Signs of human presence date back at least 10,000 years. The Tyuonyi Pueblo and cliff dwellings, ancestors to the...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities: Travel back in time at Bandelier National Monument where there are signs of humans dating back at least 10,000 years. The Tyuonyi Pueblo and cliff dwellings, ancestors to the current-day Cochiti...  Read More
Parks: The Bandelier National Monument, a beautiful canyon 45 miles west of Santa Fe, was home to ancient Pueblos in AD 1100 to 1550. The area encompasses 65 miles of trails and abandoned Pueblo villages. A...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily 8am-6pm
  • Winter: Daily 9am-4:30pm
  • Apr & Sep-Oct: Daily 9am-5:30pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Entry Per Biker or Hiker $6
    Entry Per Vehicle $12
    Annual Pass $30
    Camping $12 - $35

  • Sightseeing: "After exploring Bandelier National Monument, check out Valles Caldera, a 13.7-mile wide volcanic bowl formed millions of years ago. If science interests you detour to Los Alamos, home of the WWII Manhattan Project, and the Bradbury Science Museum."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Don't want to ride the shuttle? If you arrive at Bandelier National Monument before 9a.m. or after 3p.m. you can drive directly to the site. If you do take the shuttle, it runs from 9a.m. to 3p.m. The last shuttle returns from the White Rock Visitors Center at 5p.m."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Many visitors to Santa Fe want to know about the area's Pueblo history and this is one of the important sites to visit.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Bandelier offers visitors a glimpse into lives of the historic pueblo people who lived here hundreds of years ago

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