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. To find out how to plan a trip to Los Alamos, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Bandelier National Monument has two sections. One is a small section close to Los Alamos. This small area is hard to find but worth the hunt. Heading into Los Alamos exit onto highway 4 off highway 50...  more »
  • Be ready to spend at least half a day here. Take comfy shoes and comfy clothing.... lots of walking and sight seeing.  more »
  • This was our second trip to visit this National Monument, and being on a beautiful sunny Winter day in the 50's, it was much more comfortable than our Summer visit a few years earlier. We first watche...  more »

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