Bandelier National Monument Excursion
with Great Southwest Adventures
Nearly everyone has heard of the Anasazi, the name once used to describe the ancestors of today’s Pueblo Indians, who left interesting village sites scattered across the Southwest in such places as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelley and Bandelier.
This trip offers our guests a voyage into the past and the fascinating world of the Ancestral Puebloan people. As we travel north from Santa Fe, your guide will give an introduction to the geography and people of New Mexico. We cross the Rio Grande valley and travel up into the Jemez Mountains, an unusual volcanic mountain range. We make a stop at a spectacular overlook then proceed to Bandelier National Monument, a 34,000-acre park managed by the National Park Service at the heart of what was one of the largest population centers for the Pueblo people.
Once at Bandelier, your guide will lead a walk through what was once a thriving community. You’ll see cliff dwellings up close, the remains of a large village with its ceremonial structures, and rock art drawings, all beside a lovely creek running through large trees below sculpted volcanic ash cliffs. For the adventurous, there are ladders to explore the cliff dwellings.
May 4, 2022
8:30 Depart Hilton, downtown Santa Fe
Travel via motorcoach to Bandelier, with guides on board.
Guided walk at Bandelier.
1:30 Return to Hilton.
Price: $75 per person, based on a minimum of 45 participants.
Price includes: transportation, guides, National Park Service entrance fees, bottled water, snacks
Option for a picnic lunch. (To be provided by Hilton or can be arranged by Great SW for an additional charge.)
**Please note that pricing is based on transportation and fuel pricing for 2021. This may increase which is not in our control and will need to be passed along. Things have been highly unpredictable due to the pandemic and we appreciate your understanding.
Image courtesy of the National Park Service