Bandelier National Monument

On the slopes of the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico, the majestic Bandelier Monument reminds us of the rich cultural history of the American Southwest. Humans have inhabited the canyons and mesas of the Bandelier area for over 10,000 years. Its residents have included nomadic hunters and gatherers, the ancestral puebloans, and Spanish settlers.

The ancestral pueblo people inhabited the region for over 400 years, and their homes, carved from the rock walls of the Frijoles Canyon, are the primary attraction of the monument. The Bandelier Museum exhibits ancestral pueblo artifacts and tells the story of the evolution of the ancestral pueblo culture into modern pueblo culture.

—Caroline Griffith

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Take the opportunity to participate in the popular Nightwalk, a silent exploration of Frijoles Canyon and its rock dwellings in the dark of night—a magic experience!

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