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Bandelier has70 miles of trails across 33,000 acres of semi-arid canyons and mesa. Abundant and diverse wildlife can be observed in this spectacular region of the American South-west.

Cliffs with cave dwellings at Bandelier National Monument

Cliffs with cave dwellings at Bandelier National Monument

An added bonus is the excavated settlement of Ancestral Pueblo people at Frijoles Canyon. Some dwellings are created out of cavities in the ancient volcanic rock cliffs, and are reached by ladders. Other buildings are built of stones.

Excavated stone dwelling in Bandelier National Monument

Excavated stone dwelling in Bandelier National Monument

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