All across the country, National Park Service areas will be celebrating National Park Week April 20-28.
To kick off this special week, all National Park areas that charge entrance fees including Bandelier, will be free of charge Saturday, April 20.
As well, merchandise in the Western National Parks Association park store in the Bandelier Visitor Center will be discounted 15 percent and visitors may join a ranger for a guided walk on the Main Loop Trail either at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. to celebrate!
Spring break is a busy time at Bandelier so visitors may want to come in the morning or late afternoon and avoid arriving at the park in the middle of the day, as parking is limited and the shuttle service will not begin until May 16. The Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, and trails are open dawn to dusk.
Other fee free days throughout the National Park Service this year:
- Founders Day Aug. 25;
- Public Lands Day Sept. 28; and
- Veterans Day Nov. 11.
For information about Bandelier National Monument, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 517 or visit www.nps.gov/band, on Facebook, BandelierNPS.
About the National Park Service:
More than 20,000 NPS employees care for 417 of America’s national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.