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Bandelier National Monument Reopens Wednesday!

on January 27, 2019 - 1:04pm

Bandelier reopens 9 a.m. Wednesday to the public. Courtesy/NPS


With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bandelier National Monument will resume regular operations Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Winter Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and staff is working diligently to safely clean sidewalks and trails of ice and snow that accumulated during the 5-week federal government shutdown.

“Warmer days and cold nights have left a dense blanket of icy white on everything,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said. “For the safety of park visitors, clearing the trails of hardened snow and ice is imperative before the park can reopen.”

For updated information about the park, visit When venturing back into the park, the public is asked to stay vigilant as many areas may remain snow packed and icy. Hikers should be aware of winter conditions and plan accordingly. Know the limits of your abilities and carry the gear necessary to enjoy the beauty that winter brings while enjoying Bandelier’s winter resources safely. 

Bandelier’s employees are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks.

Visit, call the Visitor Center, 505.672.3861, ext. 517, or visit Facebook, BandelierNPS, for updated information about the park.

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