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Bandelier National Monument

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Recommended Routes in Bandelier National Monument - 4

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Favorite Bandelier is beautiful in the fall.
Easy/Intermediate

Main Loop Nature Trail

1.4 mi 2.3 km 222' Up 67.66 m Up 223' Down 67.88 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Sandia Mountains looking south from Pajarito Mountain. Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument is in the middle ground
Very Difficult

Los Alamos County Low Point to High Point

38.0 mi 61.1 km 9,338' Up 2846.1 m Up 7,914' Down 2412.07 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite Bandelier is beautiful in the fall.
Difficult

Shrine of the Stone Lions AKA Yapashi Pueblo Ruins

12.8 mi 20.7 km 2,548' Up 776.56 m Up 2,548' Down 776.52 m Down

White Rock, NM
Favorite View out of the Falls Canyon looking at the Rio Grande.
Intermediate

Falls Trail

2.9 mi 4.6 km 360' Up 109.82 m Up 360' Down 109.85 m Down

White Rock, NM

Bandelier National Monument Running

  • 87 Miles 140 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Bandelier National Monument - 9

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1.3 mi 2.0 km #1Tsankawi Ruins Trail
Intermediate
White Rock, NM
Intermediate
White Rock, NM
7.1 mi 11.4 km #2Frijoles Rim Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Rock, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Rock, NM
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Frey Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
White Rock, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
White Rock, NM
4.3 mi 6.9 km #4Mid Alamo Trail
Intermediate
White Rock, NM
Intermediate
White Rock, NM
5.9 mi 9.5 km #5Burro Trail
Difficult
White Rock, NM
Difficult
White Rock, NM
3.9 mi 6.3 km #6Forest Road 181
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Ponderosa Trail
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
5.1 mi 8.2 km #8West Alamo Rim Trail
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
Intermediate
Los Alamos, NM
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Burro Trail Connector
Easy
White Rock, NM
Easy
White Rock, NM

Photos of Bandelier National Monument - 16

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Running along the Frijoles Rim Trail. The Los Alamos county highpoint, Caballo Mountain, is the peak just left of the burned dead tree on the right side of the photo.
Jul 26, 2020 near Los Alamos, NM
There are lots of great formations along this trail.
Aug 20, 2018 near White Rock, NM
Dwellings
Aug 20, 2018 near White Rock, NM
Bandelier is beautiful in the fall.
Aug 20, 2018 near White Rock, NM
View out of the Falls Canyon looking at the Rio Grande.
Oct 22, 2017 near White Rock, NM
Often known as cliff dwellings, a cavate is a natural cave that has been enlarged or modified by humans. The soft rock found on the Pajarito Plateau made an ideal place for the Ancestral Pueblo people to thrive. Here, a cavate is surrounded by staircases and walkways carved out by footsteps.
Mar 25, 2016 near White Rock, NM
Tsankawi, Bandelier National Monument.
Mar 24, 2016 near White Rock, NM
A room with a view!
Oct 2, 2017 near White Rock, NM