Bandelier National Monument New Mexico

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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 … See more

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May 26, 2024
I went here by myself while my husband was golfing. I was so impressed by the well preserved history & wonderful access they allowed us! I loved exploring the cliff dwellings & walking on the incred… Full review by PeggyAnne777
May 14, 2024
We arrived to Bandelier National Monument Visitor center around 11am but there was no parking on the main lot. No big deal: the overflow parking was plentiful. We followed the most popular trail, t… Full review by Noraatc
May 12, 2024
it's a not to be missed and truly stunning place to visit. Utterly fascinating to see how the Pueblo Indians lived so many years ago and read about their history. We took the about 1 1/4 mile loop tr… Full review by mwhamburger
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Architect:Lyle Bennett
Date founded:1916
Architectural style:Pueblo Revival

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We are considering stopping to visit on our trip at the end of April. Is this a good time of year for a visit?
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should be ok, we were there in September, however
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Thinking about staying at the park until sunset. Any hints or tips for stargazing at that point? I know we'd have to leave the …
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Thinking about staying at the park until sunset. Any hints or tips for stargazing at that point? I know we'd have to leave the park. Any good restaurants open late that way? How is the drive back to Santa Fe in the dark?
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There are a couple of restaurants in Los Alamos, but a much larger selection back in Santa Fe. The drive in the dark should really be no problem. The roads are relatively straight and …
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There are a couple of restaurants in Los Alamos, but a much larger selection back in Santa Fe. The drive in the dark should really be no problem. The roads are relatively straight and well marked. I would plan an hour to get back to Santa Fe.
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I've read a few reviews that say go early. Is this an absolute must? I can see where it might be since all Pueblos …
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I've read a few reviews that say go early. Is this an absolute must? I can see where it might be since all Pueblos remain closed to visitors. We would be going on a Thursday afternoon. Mom will be accompanying, and while she is mobile, she's not one for hiking. Is this outing worth pursuing given these issues?
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A lot of walking & ladder climbing @
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Hi there- thinking of visiting in the next few weeks. We're not hikers though and are hoping to drive through and get out, …
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Hi there- thinking of visiting in the next few weeks. We're not hikers though and are hoping to drive through and get out, take a walk or small hike. Is this possible and worth our time?
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More of a walk than a hike. Not too difficult. There is a short loop of about 1.5 miles that will allow you to see most everything and there is a shortcut if you wish. Wort the drive and walk to …
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More of a walk than a hike. Not too difficult. There is a short loop of about 1.5 miles that will allow you to see most everything and there is a shortcut if you wish. Wort the drive and walk to see this history.
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