Alcove House-Bandelier National Monument

White Rock, New Mexico 87545

Alcove House-Bandelier National Monument

Alcove House-Bandelier National Monument Professional Review and Guide

"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 hundred yards, the trail forks. Keep right and walk through the large pueblo ruin of Tyuonyi."

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Still very cool, and great for Kids too. My 4 year old had a great time of it. Especially the fact that you get to go in the caves an climb the ladders to do it. The whole path is paved, but portions of the trail were closed for revitalization. If you are afraid of hieghts, the Big Cave may not be for you, since it is a 120 Feet of ladders to climb, stick with the 8 - 10 foot ladders on the main train.

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Trail Information

White Rock
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Spring through fall
Bandelier National Monument, 15 Entrance Rd., Los Alamos, NM 87544; (505) 672-3861;
Local Contacts
National Geographic Trails Illustrated: Bandelier National Monument; Bandelier National Monument brochure; Frijoles 7.5-minute USGS quad
Local Maps