Bandelier National Monument Trails

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Bandelier National Monument: Falls Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

The extensive trail system in Bandelier National Monument allows for a wide range of hikes, from leisurely strolls among ancient cliff dwellings to weeklong treks into backcountry wilderness. Falls Trail is geared for casual hikers, with minor challe

Bandelier National Monument: Falls Trail :: Albuquerque, NM

The Falls Trail to the upper falls in Bandelier National Monument is a 3-mile out-and-back hike that descends about 400 vertical feet on the way to the falls. The trail can be quite rugged in places and includes several spots where there are steep dr

Bandelier National Monument: Main Loop Paved Trail :: Albuquerque, NM

The Main Loop Paved Trail in Bandelier National Monument is just 1.25 miles of over 70 miles of trail that the park has to o?er. The trail takes hikers into Frijoles Canyon and allows them to explore a kiva and the Tyuonyi Pueblo, as well as two am

Bandelier National Monument: Alcove House Trail :: Albuquerque, NM

The Alcove House Trail in Bandelier National Monument is a 3-mile out-and-back hike that can be combined with the Main Loop Paved Trail if so desired. The trail takes hikers through Frijoles Canyon to a dwelling that includes a reconstructed kiva t

Bandelier National Monument: Cerro Grande Route :: Albuquerque, NM

The Cerro Grande Route in Bandelier National Monument offers hikers a beautiful stroll through a wildflower meadow, a heart-pumping climb to the highest point in the park, and breathtaking views of Valles Caldera National Preserve and the

Tsankawi-Bandelier National Monument :: White Rock, NM

A short day hike along ancient Indian trails to a large unexcavated pueblo ruin in Bandelier National Monument. The separate Bandelier unit of Tsankawi contains a large mesa with surrounding valley land. Pinyon pine and juniper, along with a scatt

Alcove House-Bandelier National Monument :: White Rock, NM

A day hike to Indian ruins located high above the wooded floor of Frijoles Canyon in a large shelter cave. To start, walk through the visitor center up the canyon on the main paved loop trail. Stay on the north side of the creek. Within a few hund

Upper Falls-Bandelier National Monument :: White Rock, NM

A day hike down beautifully wooded Frijoles Canyon to a high waterfall. Bandelier is famous for its extensive Ancestral Pueblo Indian ruins. Few visitors are aware that 90 percent of the park is virtually undisturbed wild land. Over 70 miles of maint

Bandelier National Monument: Juniper Campground :: Los Alamos, NM

Juniper Campground is an awesome place for a getaway. The campground is atop a volcanic mesa, dotted with juniper, piñon, and ponderosa pine trees.

Falls Trail-Bandelier National Monument :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 6,030 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3 miles with a total elevation gain of 599 feet.

Scooter Peak Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Scooter Peak Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 9,160 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail

Burnt Mesa Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Burnt Mesa Trail is a hiking trail in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 7,348 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 489 feet. Bu

Blue Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Blue Trail is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 8,948 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 106 feet. The Cerro

Middle Alamo Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Middle Alamo Trail is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 6,579 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 434 feet.

Cerro Grande Route :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Cerro Grande Route is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 8,953 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 miles with a

Long Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Long Trail is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is a mile long and begins at 6,569 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 601 feet.

Frijoles Rim Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Frijoles Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Los Alamos County and Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 5.3 miles long and begins at 6,571 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.7 miles with a total elevati

Frey Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Frey Trail is a hiking trail in Los Alamos County and Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 6,645 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles. Near the trailhead there is

Main Ruin Loop :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Main Ruin Loop is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 6,064 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 506 feet. The Vi

Burro Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Burro Trail is a hiking trail in Sandoval County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 6,073 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 725 feet. Near the

Upper Frijoles Crossing Trail :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

Upper Frijoles Crossing Trail is a hiking trail in Los Alamos County, New Mexico. It is within Bandelier National Monument. It is two miles long and begins at 7,167 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.0 miles with a total elevation gain of

Dome Wilderness–Bandelier Backcountry :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

This rugged wilderness trail from FR 289 to Turkey Springs crosses three canyons and drops into a fourth, visiting massive volcanic formations along the way. You can hit this route’s scenic highlights with a 6-mile outand- back. But if your goal is t

Water Canyon–Powerline Mesa :: Bandelier National Monument, NM

An easy mile down a wooded canyon leads to three options: Bear left or right on trails that climb gently to overlooks and rocky promontories on either rim of Water Canyon. Or head straight for an adventurous hike down the gorge, followed by a 1,000-f

Valle Grande: White Rock to Jemez Pueblo :: Los Alamos, NM

A 60-mile paved highway that winds through the Jemez Mountains, passing lush mountain meadows and ancient Indian ruins. The highway winds through miles of lush mountain forests as it crosses the Jemez Mountains. As with most mountain drives in New Me

Tsankawi :: Santa Fe, NM

Tsankawi is an often overlooked part of Bandelier National Monument, but this short, interesting hike is definitely worth a visit! Located about 12 miles northeast of the main section of the monument, Tsankawi is on top of a narrow mesa. This unexcav

Canada-Capulin Trail :: Los Alamos, NM

This scenic, longer hike wanders through the Dome Wilderness in the Santa Fe National Forest and crosses several canyons on the way to a spring just inside Bandelier National Monument. After leaving the trailhead, the Canada-Capulin Trail climbs a b

Cerro Grande :: Santa Fe, NM

Cerro Grande (Big Mountain) Trail, located in the western part of Bandelier National Monument, takes you to the highest point in the park at 10,199 feet. The mountain forms part of the rim of the Valles Caldera, a crater formed after a volcanic erupt

Yapashi Pueblo :: Los Alamos, NM

The best way to see a large portion of the Bandelier backcountry is to set up a short shuttle and hike one-way from Upper Crossing to the Bandelier Visitor Center via the Upper Alamo Trail. Park a vehicle at the visitor center, return to the Band

Falls Trail :: Raton, NM

Most visitors to Bandelier National Monument stay in Frijoles Canyon and tour the main pueblo, Tyuonyi, but the Monument offers plenty of backcountry adventures, too. A spectacular introduction to the volcanic scenery at Bandelier is the Falls Trail.

Cerro Picacho :: Costilla, NM

At 5,200 acres, the Dome Wilderness is the smallest wilderness area in the southwest. The Dome sits on the more remote edges of the adjacent Bandelier Wilderness and offers considerable solitude and scenery to adventurous hikers. Named for St. Pete