Upcoming Wilderness Hikes,Talks, And Astronomy At Bandelier

NPS News:
School’s out, frost is long past – it’s a good time to come to Bandelier for ranger talks and hikes.
Upcoming activities include:
Talks at Juniper Campground Amphitheater (campers and non-campers welcome):
  • 8:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11 –  Night Sky Program, astronomy talk followed by telescope viewing through giant telescopes and smaller ones too.
Wilderness Hikes – Be sure to bring at least 3 liters of water per person, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy comfortable shoes. Number limited, call the Visitor Center, 505.672.3861 x 517 for details and to sign up:
  • Saturday, June 11  –  Ponderosa Campground to Upper Crossing, then down the Frijoles Rim Trail to the Visitor Center, about 8 miles, moderate difficulty  (Kevin Stillman)
  • Saturday June 18  –  Burnt Mesa, about 5 miles round trip, moderate, about 300 feet of elevation change  (Elliot Schultz)
  • Saturday June 25  –  Visitor Center to the mid-Alamo Canyon rim, about 7 miles round trip, crosses three canyons, 700 feet of elevation change, difficulty moderate to strenuous  (Elliot Schultz)
For more information, call the Visitor Center at (505).672.3861 x 517; check the park website at www.nps.gov/band; or follow the park Facebook page at BandelierNPS.