Schedule For 2019 Wilderness Hikes At Bandelier

Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

A variety of wilderness hikes are available this summer and into October at Bandelier National Monument.

Reservations are required so call the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861, ext. 517, to participate.

Participants must wear sturdy boots or hiking shoes and be in good physical condition to handle elevation gains in and out of the canyon. Bring a pack including 2-3 liters of water, multiple snacks/bars (in some cases a lunch), a rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, any necessary medications. Safety briefings will be given at the start of each hike.

All mileage information is round trip for the hikes listed below:

2019 Wilderness Hike Descriptions

 
Sunday June 23 Cerro Grande Summit (4 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation gain)
Pikas are on the move on Cerro! Come listen for them and enjoy an overlook of the monument wilderness at the top. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori 9 a.m. @ Cerro Grande TH
 
Saturday June 29 Ponderosa to Upper X (4 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation change)
Let’s talk wildfire ecology and how a habitat recovers as we meander into the canyon with Wilderness Ranger Lori, 10 a.m. @ Ponderosa CG
 
Saturday July 6 Falls Trail (4 miles roundtrip)
Come learn about wilderness and the geology of the canyon as we hike to the beautiful Upper Frijoles Falls! Join Wilderness Ranger Lori at 11 a.m. @ Falls TH
 
Saturday July 20 Frijolito to Rim Trail (5 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation change)
Lions, Sheep, and Bears … Learn what species call the monument home. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori, 10 a.m. @ Visitor Center
 
Sunday July 28 Falls Trail (4 miles roundtrip)
Come learn about wilderness and the geology of the canyon as we hike to the beautiful Upper Frijoles Falls! Join Wilderness Ranger Lori at 11 a.m. @ Falls TH
 
Saturday Aug. 3  Cerro Grande Summit (4 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation gain)
Pikas are on the move on Cerro! Come listen for them and enjoy an overlook of the monument wilderness at the top. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori 9 a.m. @ Cerro Grande TH
 
Sunday Aug. 11 Frijoles Canyon Trail (6 miles roundtrip)
Join Wilderness Ranger Lori to discover the many health benefits of spending time in wilderness, 10 a.m. @ Visitor Center
 
Saturday Aug. 24 Ponderosa to Upper X(4 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation change)
Let’s talk wildfire ecology and how a habitat recovers as we meander into the canyon with Wilderness Ranger Lori, 10 a.m. @ Ponderosa CG
 
Saturday Sept. 7 Falls Trail (4 miles roundtrip)
Come learn about wilderness and the geology of the canyon as we hike to the beautiful Upper Frijoles Falls! Join Wilderness Ranger Lori at 11 a.m. @ Falls TH
 
Sunday Sept. 15 Cerro Grande Summit (4 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation gain)
Pikas are on the move on Cerro! Come listen for them and enjoy an overlook of the monument wilderness at the top. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori 9 a.m. @ Cerro Grande TH
 
Saturday Sept. 21 Frijoles Canyon Trail (6 miles roundtrip)
Join Wilderness Ranger Lori to discover the many health benefits of spending time in wilderness, 10 a.m. @ Visitor Center
 
Sunday Sept. 29  Falls Trail (4 miles roundtrip)
Come learn about wilderness and the geology of the canyon as we hike to the beautiful Upper Frijoles Falls! Join Wilderness Ranger Lori at 11 a.m. @ Falls TH
 
Saturday Oct. 5 Frijolito to Rim Trail (5 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation change)
Lions, Sheep, and Bears … Learn what species call the monument home. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori, 10am @ Visitor Center
 
Saturday Oct. 12 Cerro Grande Summit (4 miles roundtrip/1,200 ft. elevation gain)
Pikas are on the move on Cerro! Come listen for them and enjoy an overlook of the monument wilderness at the top. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori 9 a.m. @ Cerro Grande TH
 
Sunday Oct. 20 Bandelier Wilderness Day: Falls Trail (4 miles roundtrip)
Celebrate 43 years of Wilderness at Bandelier and discover how designated wilderness became a part of the monument. Join Wilderness Ranger Lori on the anniversary of that designation in 1976! Meet @ 11 a.m. @ Falls TH
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