The entire Tsankawi Unit will be closed to all public use Tuesday, July 10, due to road pavement work on N.M. 4. Photo by Sally King/NPS
Superintendent Jason Lott announced today that the entire Tsankawi Unit in Bandelier will be closed to all public use Tuesday, July 10, due to road pavement work on N.M. 4.
Since the construction work area will block access to the parking area for Tsankawi, this closure is being put into place to mitigate safety concerns for commuters, visitors and the construction workers. Tsankawi is expected to re-open Wednesday, July 11.
As Stage III fire restrictions continue, don’t forget that the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon, Ponderosa and Juniper Campgrounds, Frijoles Canyon from Alcove House to the Upper Falls, Frey Trail, Tyuonyi Overlook Trail, and Burnt Mesa Trail are open. All wilderness and backcountry areas within Bandelier remain closed.
Visitors are reminded that the use of a shuttle bus is required 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to access Frijoles Canyon. The shuttles can be picked up starting at 9 a.m. at the White Rock Visitor Center and run every 30 minutes. Visitors may drive directly down into Frijoles Canyon before 9 a.m. and after 3 p.m. The Bandelier Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
For more information, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 517, check the website at www.nps.gov/band or follow the park Facebook page at BandelierNPS.