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Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos

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At Bandelier National Monument the dwellings and territory of the Ancestral Pueblo people are preserved along the Rio Grande River. At elevations between 1,500 m (5,000 ft) and 3,000 m (10,000 ft), the park has over 110 km (70 mi) of hiking trails, abundant wildlife, forests, and caves. See the remains of the houses, pottery, and the tools that the locals used. Learn about their community structure, farming practices, and trading techniques. Many trails interconnect villages of the area, as Pueblo people liked to trade, hold ceremonies, and socialize. Learn about their history and culture at the visitor center. Plan to see Bandelier National Monument and other attractions that appeal to you using our Los Alamos vacation trip planner.
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  • I did not know about this park before traveling to the area. It is amazing and well worth planning most of the day hiking and taking in the history of the people who made it their home a thousand year...  more »
  • Spent an afternoon exploring the main trail at Bandelier and really enjoyed it. Get the trail map from the visitors center which gives you some history about spots on the trail. The views were magnifi...  more »
  • This is a park where you can feel what it might have been like to live over 400 years ago as the native people did. There is a good self guided walk through the area where native people lived both on ...  more »