Bandelier National Monument Modifies Operations to Implement Latest Health Guidance



Bandelier National Monument is modifying operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

As of Sunday, March 22, Frijoles Canyon including the Visitor Center, WNPA Book Store, Sirphey at Bandelier Restaurant, Tsankawi, Juniper and Ponderosa Campgrounds are closed until further notice.

Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, the Bandelier backcountry will remain open for day use and can be accessed by the Burnt Mesa Trail, Ponderosa Trail, Apache Springs Trail, Cerro Grande Trail, Ski Trails, and Alamo Boundary Trail.

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

 The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at WNPA and Sirphey at Bandelier is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.

 The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.

 For high-risk populations, such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.

 Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.