Bandelier National Monument

More than 800 years ago, Ancestral Pueblo people carved homes into the stone cliffs at Bandelier National Monument. They weren't the first inhabitants of the area; humans have been living in the canyons for more than 11,000 years. Today, you can explore these ancient cliff dwellings, climbing wooden ladders up sheer rock faces and entering into breezy stone homes. A 70-mile trail network takes you past petroglyphs and through historic farmlands, hunting routes, and trade paths, providing spectacular views from high-elevation resting points. Stick around after your visit; the surrounding region is packed with exciting outdoor adventures, historic sites, and spectacular scenery.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Bandelier National Monument

With its rugged canyons and tree-covered mountains, Bandelier National Monument is made for camping. When you have an RV, you can visit any time of year. Don't worry if you don't have a motorhome — RVshare makes it easy to rent an RV so you can enjoy wilderness camping and all of the comforts of home.

RV Rentals Near Bandelier National Monument

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Bandelier National Monument

The cliff dwellings and Long House ruins are the star attractions at Bandelier National Monument. After you've climbed into these ancient homes and explored the remarkable rock art, head out onto the park's fantastic trail network to follow in the footsteps of the Ancestral Pueblo people. From July through September, you can join ranger-led hikes for a fascinating lesson about the local history and natural area.

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How To Get To Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument sits just south of NM-4 and about 45 miles west of Santa Fe. From Santa Fe, take Highway 84 north, and turn west on NM-502 at Pojoaque. Turn south on NM-4, and drive until you reach the park road.


15 Entrance Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Vehicle) $25.0

Fee per vehicle with 1-15 individuals inside.

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Motorcycle) $20.0

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) $12.0

Per person on foot, bicycle, or in a vehicle holding 16+ individuals.

Bandelier National Monument offers the opportunity to step back in time. As you explore the ancient homes and paths of the Ancestral Pueblo people, it's easy to imagine their remarkable way of life. Keep the fun going by camping at or near the monument; when you bring an RV, it's a breeze to enjoy the natural beauty year round.