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    Falls Trail-Bandelier National Monument

    Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
    Distance1.5mi
    Elevation Gain599ft
    Trailhead Elevation6,030ft
    Top6,099ft
    Elevation Min/Max5827/6099ft
    Elevation Start/End6030/6030ft

    Falls Trail-Bandelier National Monument

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    Bandelier National Monument, NM
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    4/9/2013
    The trail was washed out between the upper and lower falls in August 2011. It cannot be repaired but is still a wonderful hike.
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    Franklin Park, NJ
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    10/30/2009
    Absolutely beautful trail. I went a couple of days after a snowfall,so it made this trail that much better looking. I would definitely hike this trail again.
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    Tempe, AZ
    Pathfinder | 91 pts
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    9/2/2008
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    Fullerton, CA
    Pathfinder | 180 pts
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    10/15/2006
    Very enjoyable hike! We hiked in the fall when the leaves were turning and the weather was cool. Probably best hiked in the spring or fall to avoid heat on the bottom section of the trail.
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    Albuquerque, NM
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    8/11/2001
    Two beautiful waterfalls and lush vegatation. Hike past the waterfalls to the Rio Grande River. Most of the hike has some shade from the sun. Water is also found on most of the hike.
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    Albuquerque, NM
    Adventurer | 284 pts
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    3/10/2000
    You won't find too many waterfalls in New Mexico. Luckily you will find two of the best in the state here at Bandelier NM. The hike towards the Rio Grande is not strenuos and it allows some great views of the falls. The only negative is that you can't get to the base of the falls without some difficult scrambling. If you're headed to Bandelier, this would be one of the hikes that I recommend
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    Trail Information

    Bandelier National Monument
    Nearby City
    Bandelier National Monument
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Waterfalls
    Features
    Bandelier National Monument, 15 Entrance Rd., Los Alamos, NM 87544; (505) 672-3861; www.nps.gov/band/index.htm
    Local Contacts
    National Geographic Trails Illustrated: Bandelier National Monument; Bandelier National Monument brochure; Frijoles 7.5-minute USGS quad
    Local Maps

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