Bandelier National Monument Reopening/Mandatory Shuttle Buses for Season

Effective May 27, 2022, Bandelier National Monument has reopened the following trails:

The Pueblo Loop and Falls Trail to Upper Falls, Frey and Tyuonyi Overlook Trails and the Tsankawi Trail. All campgrounds, wilderness areas and backcountry trails as well as the Alcove House and Alcove House Trail will remain closed.

Mandatory Shuttle Buses for Bandelier National Monument Begin Saturday, June 4, 2022- mid October 2022

All visitors who would like to visit Frijoles Canyon including the visitor center, park store, café and Pueblo Loop Trail, will be required to take a shuttle between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM daily, 7days a week. Outside those hours, visitors may drive directly down into Frijoles Canyon. The shuttle bus will carry visitors from the White Rock Visitor Center to the Frey Trailhead (across from Juniper Campground) and then to the park visitor center. Shuttles run every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends. There is no charge for riding the shuttle but all normal National Park Service entry fees still apply. All visitors are required to check in with a ranger when they arrive in the park.

These are exceptions where visitors are not required to ride the shuttle:

1. Visitors can drive in before 9 AM and after 3 PM

2. Bicycles

3. Anyone with Handicap Placard

4. Anyone seeking an Overnight Backcountry Permit

5. ALL Commercial Groups

6. Educational Groups in a Bus or Van

7. Anyone on Official Park Business

8. Campers going ONLY to Campground (Shuttle Stop into Canyon at Campground)

More information: https://www.nps.gov/band/planyourvisit/visitsummer2022.htm

Event Information

Location: Bandelier National Monument

More information: https://www.nps.gov/band/planyourvisit/visitsummer2022.htm

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