Bandelier National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Bandelier National Monument:

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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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The fire forced about 100 people out of their homes in the communities of Cochiti Mesa and Los Conchas and closed Bandelier National Monument and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The Trust has failed to provide adequate public access, and what access it does allow costs the public and the federal treasury 22 times more per visitor than nearby Bandelier National Monument," wrote Tom Ribe, head of the watchdog group Caldera Action, in a letter to Congress that advocated for Valles Caldera's designation as a national park unit.
For example, more than 25,000 residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico, were forced to flee a towering wall of flames that was ignited when National Park Service officials at Bandelier National Monument set a controlled burn in May 2000.
In 1907 archaeologists were excavating ruins at Bandelier National Monument, near San Ildefonso.
The wildfire began when the National Park Service lost control of a prescribed burn in the Bandelier National Monument, and the federal government assumed full responsibility.
The cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument are only 48 miles from Santa Fe, but they're 48 miles of mountain roads.
She directed us to Bandelier National Monument and gave us a detailed excursion map.
The most famous fire of 2000--a springtime prescribed burn gone awry at Bandelier National Monument near Los Alamos, New Mexico--caused the evacuation of the entire town before destroying 235 homes and other structures, and damaging the Los Alamos National Laboratory
The threat to archeological resources and naturally functioning ecosystems as a result of excessive elk trampling and grazing now tank as the highest management priority at Bandelier National Monument (BAND), New Mexico.
National Park Service personnel set the fire May 4 at Bandelier National Monument to clear underbrush that could fuel natural forest fires.
The efforts to create a national park culminated in 1916 with the establishment of Bandelier National Monument.
The Magic of Bandelier (by Stuart, an archaeologist) and In the Land of the Delight Makers (by White, a writer and photographer) focus on Bandelier National Monument in north-central New Mexico.