Bandelier National Monument

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Bandelier National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bandelier National Monument

Address:15 Entrance Rd
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Phone:505-672-0343
Fax:505-672-9607
Web: www.nps.gov/band/
Size: 33,677 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on February 11, 1916; transferred from Forest Service on February 25, 1932. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976.
Location:48 miles (by road) northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. From Santa Fe, travel north on 285/84 to Pojoaque, then west on NM 502 and south on NM 4. From Albuquerque take I-25 north to NM 44 to NM 4.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), gift shop (é), snack bar (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, ranger-guided walks, evening programs and crafts demonstrations (summer months).
Special Features:Several thousand ancestral Pueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walled canyons of the Pajarito Plateau. The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near the park visitor center, were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s, and earlier groups had used the area for thousands of years.

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Participants also enjoyed trips to Bandelier National Monument, traditional Hispanic villages, and nearby pueblos.
Get a glimpse of prehistoric New Mexico culture at the cliff dwellings of Bandelier National Monument (State 4, 40 miles northwest of Santa Fe; $10 per vehicle; 6723861).
As a result of the Cerro Grande wildfire that started as a prescribed burn at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, the Park Service may soon revise its fire management policy.
45 miles from Santa Fe in Bandelier National Monument.
NPCA's Southwest Regional Director David Simon says the land use history of Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico demonstrates why intensive livestock grazing is incompatible with parks in the parched West.
The other, State 4, soon passes the entrance to the prehistoric ruins of Bandelier National Monument, then enters the town of White Rock, where an overlook offers a spectacular vista of the Rio Grande valley.
At Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, both erosion and human desecration threaten ancient Pueblo ruins.
THE TRAIL CUTS THROUGH AN area of Bandelier National Monument that burned 16 years ago.
As First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton toured Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico this spring, NPCA urged the Clinton Administration and Congress to focus more intensely on national park protection efforts, specifically: passage of a bill introduced by Sen.
One of the best sites is Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamanos, where several trails--some paved--range from 2 to 10 miles round trip, and lead to prehistoric cliff dwellings and eerie ruins of pueblos dating from the 12th century.
Despite a rocky environmental record for the 105th Congress, Bandelier National Monument, Arches and Yellowstone national parks, and several national historic sites benefited from the passage of several park expansion initiatives.