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Distance

3.25 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Moderate

Δ Elevation (FT)

~575 (+)

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

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Frey Trail (BNM)

New Mexico

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  • Tyuonyi Village from the Frey Trail in Bandelier National Monument.

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Notes

Frey Trail is a moderate kid friendly hike in Bandelier National Monument near Santa Fe that features beautiful scenery and a rich history. The monument says "before the construction of the entrance road in the late 1930's, the Frey Trail was the main route to enter and exit Frijoles Canyon. The trail begins at Juniper Campground and makes its way to the edge of the canyon where it switchbacks down to the canyon floor. The trail provides excellent bird's eye views of Tyuonyi as well as a foot route from the campground to the visitor center. A somewhat strenuous trail at any time, it can be exceedingly difficult in summer as there is little shelter from the sun along the trail. Be sure and always carry plenty of water." 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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