Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bandelier National Monument New Mexico

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.

A kiva

See the dwelling in the distance

Getting closer

A view on the way up the trail. Park road in distance.

Looking down on the village

Getting steep with many stairs.

Nobody home.
Linda looking down at Bob, before it get's very narrow.

Linda waiting for Bob to take the picture.

Map of the trail system.

Some of the petroglyph

Linda trying to get a little shade LOL. It was getting hot and there is no shuttle

Looking back

On level ground

A love story

Part of the falls trail, to hot to finish.

The Canyon

The desert in bloom

1 comment:

  1. Great place to visit. Hope you are enjoying the 'New Mexican' style of food which is better than just mexican