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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe

  • Visit Bandelier National Park
  • See Anasazi cave dwellings and homes
  • Explore a 2-million-year-old volcano
Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
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Bandelier National Monument from Santa Fe
Journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by on this private trip to Bandelier National Park from Santa Fe. Explore the cave dwellings and climb ladders for a look into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. Also, visit the Valles Caldera, the site of a 2-million-year-old volcano that sits on the top of the Jemez mountains. All necessary entry fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
What to Expect
Bandelier National Park: a journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by. On this tour you will explore the cave dwellings and climb numerous ladders to peek into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. The Pueblo people are descendants of hunters and gatherers who came into the region over 10,000 years ago. “Anasazi” is a Navajo term referring to the ancestors of Pueblo people before the coming of the Spanish. They were farmers who grew maize (corn), beans and squash. Cotton was cultivated and woven into garments. The people made winter blankets ingeniously woven of yucca-fiber string twisted with turkey feathers or strips of rabbit skin. They fashioned tools from animal, bones, wood and local stones such as obsidian and basalt.

There is a sense of solitude at Bandelier National Park that is refreshing and relaxing. Enjoy your day exploring with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Don't pass this up!

We had a great time on the hike. You have a choice if you want to be with a Forest Ranger, go with the Forest Ranger, he shares so much great information. It was fun climbing up the ladders to see caves. There is a...More

Thank C3993NOrobertn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Check to make sure that Bandelier is open on the day of your planned visit

I've been there a few times and have always enjoyed the short hikes. But please check to see if they are open.

Thank BetterBusiness411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don't visit this site without Enchanted Journeys

Enchanted Journey's Dene` Canon makes Bandelier come alive again. Her grasp of its history, explanations of the natives' way of life, belief system, diet...architecture, and more made our tour memorable. We felt a little sorry for those who trudged through the National Park without a...More

1  Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must see for active people

This is a beautiful park, with a large variety of hiking trails. The main attraction is the latter and caves, which is an easy couple mile hike. We also took the waterfall hike. unfortunately, in the fall the waterfall was dry, but we did have...More

2  Thank SoCoWineLover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful trip with Dene. She was a knowledgeable guide and great driver. Senery was georgeous ! Terrific day had by all!!

Thank Stay819253
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Chadley L
19 July 2018|
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Response from linbill2015 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any. Check their web site to be sure. Great place to visit!
Wanda C
28 May 2018|
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Response from jackwags | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do a self guided tour. Just stop at the visitors center and you can get a pamphlet with maps and other info. I think the website said the entrance fee is going up to $25 dollars starting June 1st.
Lisa K. E
11 April 2018|
Response from Carmen M | Reviewed this property |
You should give yourself a couple of hours once you are there. We brought sandwiches and drinks and had our picnic there after our visit.
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