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Distance

2.6 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

~400 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Bandelier National Monument Topo Map

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Alamo Boundary Trail

New Mexico

  • Elk in the afternoon sun in Bandelier National Monument.
  • Beardtongue blooming in Bandelier National Monument.
  • Pygmy Nuthatches are common year-round in Bandelier National Monument.

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Notes

Alamo Boundary Trail is an easy kid friendly hike in Bandelier National Monument near Santa Fe that is perfect for those looking for a little peace and quiet. The monument says "Alamo Boundary Trail is a relatively easy hike from FS 289 to the boundary between the monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The trail is only 1.3 miles each way but it also connects with the Coyote Call Trail on the Valles Caldera. Elevation change on the Alamo Boundary Trail is only 400'. This a trail is a great place for solitude." The Juniper Campground in Bandelier National Monument is a great place to stay when visiting the park.

History

President Woodrow Wilson protected Bandelier National Monument in 1916. The monument preserves dwellings, petroglyphs and other culturally significant areas once inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloans. The Civilian Conservation Corps largely built the park’s infrastructure during the Great Depression. During WWII the monument was closed to public for a few years because the lodge was used to house scientists working on the Manhattan Project developing the atom bomb. Today, hikers can walk through more than 10,000 years of Native American history through modern day historical events.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Bandelier National Monument 15 Entrance Road Los Alamos, NM 87544

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