While visiting Santa Fe we toured Bandier National Monument.
It is located about a half to three quarters of an hour from Santa Fe . It is approximately 40 miles. We were told to get there by 8 o’clock to be able to go in with our car, or you would need to take the shuttle. We did and that was a great tip as we had our picnic lunch and extra water with us, in the car, and didn’t have to carry it. The shuttles run very frequently. There was a nice picnic area at the visitors center.
This RV Park is near the entrance station near the shuttle pickup. It is a paved lot. Not sure of hookups or cost. There is another campground in the park. There are no hookups and it has 94 sites. I believe the cost is $12, 1/2 with the senior pass.
We did a great hike, Main loop trail, before it got to hot, as the predicted high was around 95 degrees, and most of the hike was in full sun. Part of the hike is wheelchair accessible. The Main loop trail to some of the cliff dwellings.
Bob leading the way on the lower flat trail.
See the dwelling in the distance
A view on the way up the trail. Park road in distance.
Looking down on the village
Getting steep with many stairs.
Map of the trail system.
Some of the petroglyph
On level ground
A love story
Part of the falls trail, to hot to finish.
The desert in bloom