New Mexico’s Bandelier Walking Tour

Bandelier Walking Tour guide:

This national monument reveals petroglyphs, potsherds, odd geological formations, and unique ruins carved into volcanic tuff. A must for adventurous hikers, campers, and archaeology buffs!

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This Bandelier Walking Tour is a true insider’s secret! Discover the hidden joys of the Land of Enchantment: petroglyphs, potsherds and weird geological formations. Unique ruins, carved into volcanic tuff, have enchanted pot hunters and archaeologists since the 1880s. When you experience this colorful tour, the Indiana Jones in you will discover why Bandelier’s visitors keep coming back the park is a favorite of adventurous hikers, campers and archaeology-buffs alike. The most-visited sites are found on short, easy trails, but free overnight wilderness permits are available for longer routes. Discover the magic of Bandelier for yourself with this remarkable tour! Explore these and more with your expert personal guide, available 24/7 on your schedule!

Bandelier Walking Tour Highlights
  • Introduction To Bandelier
  • Visitor Center & Trail
  • Main Loop Trail Part 2
  • Long House Ruins
  • Alamo Canyon
Transportation By Foot – Easy walking
Specialty Off the Beaten Path, Highway/Countryside
Tour Type Guided Tour – play before & while you tour
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  • It's a good idea to bring binoculars when viewing petroglyphs. Rock art is almost invisible in certain light. By focusing vision to smaller areas, binoculars enable you to see glyphs you might otherwise overlook.
  • In the arid Southwest your body loses more water than in areas with higher humidity. Signs of dehydration include headaches, appetite loss and dark-colored urine. When backpacking in the Southwest, bring at least one gallon of water/person/day.
  • The Tyuonyi village was built so that sunrise aligns with the entrance during winter solstice. Join the rangers to watch this yearly event.
  • During the weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, people from New Mexican pueblos demonstrate ritual dancing, bread baking and pottery techniques for visitors. The modern Puebloan people are descendants of the original builders of the cliff dwellings here.
  • Tyuonyi Pueblo is particularly impressive when winter snows silhouette its intricate outline on the floor of Frijoles Canyon. Capture a nice photo from Ruin Overlook on the mesa above.

Stacey Wittig

Stacey Wittig is a freelance writer based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her hiking adventures have led her up the Inca Trail in Peru eating fried caterpillars and roasted guinea pig, across the plains of northern Spain on El Camino de Santiago enjoying tapas and steamed barnacles, and through the vineyards of Cinque Terre sipping Chianti Classico. Tasty!


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