Talus Houses Cliff Dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo
Bandelier National Monument comes in at number 2 on the list of America’s 10 Best Small Town Gems to visit in 2018.
Bandelier covers roughly 50 square miles of New Mexico wilderness and is home to the remains of ancient settlements built between the years 1150 and 1550, out of soft, volcanic rock.
Explore ancient artwork carved into caves and other pueblo relics dotted in more remote areas of the monument to get a sense of how their creators might have lived.
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