Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument, Los Alamos

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  • The road descends into Bandelier National Monument, winding around cliffs, showing up close sculpted landscape that could look like moon rock but it's actually compressed ash from a volcanic eruption ...  more »
  • The Tsakawi area is a part of the Bandelier National Monument, but not adjacent to. Coming from Santa Fe, it is approximately 1-2 mikes prior to White Rock. There are many cavates along the trail. A f...  more »
  • After spending the morning at the Bradbury Science Museum and having lunch in Los Alamos, we headed to Tsankawi for an afternoon hike. Mileage in and out for us was 1.88 miles. All trails rated the tr...  more »
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  • I'm an avid national park visitor but I'd never heard of Bandelier. It was my first time to New Mexico and found it on the new Google things to do interface. I must say it was better than I expected. The rock is different than other parks being very porous and soft. It's an amazing valley of beauty with Pueblo history, large trees, cliffs, streams, and waterfalls. Loved it.
  • The hiking is pretty easy and the views are outstanding. We camped here for 2 nights (off season) and it was very quiet. The restrooms at the visitors center are clean and the staff are friendly. The dwellings are well preserved and the hikes to them are moderate given some elevation. If you're in the area you should for sure visit for a day or two if you can.
  • Absolutely stunning!!! A unique experience. Be sure to see both the cliff dwellings and hike the nature trails... it's remarkable how many ecosystems you can see in one place!
  • What a cool place to see! Definitely worth the trip out here. There are even dwelling caves you can explore if your heart so desires. Beautiful little trails and a few close encounters with deer. It was unusually crowded for being the end of December and a bit icey and cold. We had to park quite far from the actual parking lot but we all really enjoyed ourselves.
  • Amazing cliff dwellings and beautiful scenery. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Could be done in a day or much longer if you hike in the wilderness.