Yapashi Pueblo Trail

  • Coyote in Bandelier National Monument.
  • Shooting Star wildflower in Bandelier National Monument.
  • Black Bear in Bandelier National Monument.
  • Great Spangled Fritillary in Bandelier National Monument.

Hiking

Dogs No

12 (miles)

 Strenuous

Out & Back

~1400 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

New Mexico

Yapashi Pueblo Trail is a tough hike in Bandelier National Monument near Santa Fe that is perfect for hikers seeking solitude. The monument says "Yapashi Pueblo is located 6 miles from the visitor center at Bandelier. The hike to Yapashi is strenuous, passing through Mid-Alamo Canyon (>500' elevation change in less than 1/4 mile). Except in a spring after a snowy winter, water is rarely available along this route. For most people this hike will take all or nearly all day." 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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