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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  • The Bandelier rangers are nice and knowledgeable especially the lead female ranger. Sorry, so busy we didn't catch her name. Arrived an hour before closing and the rangers equipped us with best...  more »
  • Begin at the Visitor Center, watch the film, and look at the exhibits before embarking on the trail. Easy hike to see the ancient dwellings and pictures in the stone. Pleasant even on a cold winter...  more »
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