November Events at Bandelier

Domesticated turkeys. Courtesy/BNM

The leaves are changing color, the Sandhill Cranes can be heard migrating overhead, and the brisk fall weather make it a perfect time to explore Bandelier National Monument. Join us for fun and exciting activities in the month of November. For more information about these upcoming events, contact the Bandelier National Monument Visitor Center at 505.671.3861 x 517

 Nov. 9-11: Fee Free Veterans Day Weekend

The National Park Service would like to honor our brave veterans by offering fee free entrance to everyone over the upcoming weekend. Come explore the ancestral pueblo dwellings along the Main Loop Trail or take a walk to a scenic waterfall. If you are feeling more adventurous hike one of the many routes in Bandelier’s wilderness. Monument hours are dawn to dusk and the visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

 Nov. 15: America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, hosted by Bandelier’s Green Team, is a day for all to reflect on their recycling and sustainability efforts. Join us at the visitor center for special events throughout the day. Activities include: interpretive displays on what Bandelier does to recycle, short films on recycling shown in the theater, and special guest speakers sharing their expertise on ways to be more sustainable. 

 Nov. 23: Turkeys in Bandelier

Kick-off Thanksgiving by joining us for a day of talks and demonstrations on how important turkeys are to Bandelier’s cultural history. Visit with a pueblo demonstrator at the visitor center to learn more about the making of turkey feather blankets. Join a ranger at 1 p.m. in the visitor center theater for a presentation on the history of turkey’s in the American Southwest.