Bandelier National Monument Closure Updates, Park And Camp Entrance Fees Suspended



Bandelier National Monument closed the Visitor Center and Ranger led programs on March 17 to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

 Beginning March 18 until further notice, Bandelier has closed all group campsites at Juniper and Ponderosa campgrounds. Bandelier has also suspended all park and camp entrance fees until further notice.

 These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings to no more than ten people and to promote social distancing.

WNPA (Western National Parks Association) at Bandelier is closed as of March 17. This will remain in effect until further notice. The health and safety of the WNPA staff, partners, and that of the general public is a priority.

 While outdoor spaces, like park trails, are believed to be safer than indoor spaces, visitors are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go


The National Park Service is actively monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and it is consulting with relevant federal, state and local authorities, including the CDC, to get the most up to date information needed to protect the health of our visitors, volunteers, and employees.

For more information about the park in general, please visit, or call the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861, ext. 0. Please like us on Facebook at BandelierNPS or on Instagram at bandeliernps.