Bandelier National Monument waiving entrance fees Aug. 4

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Bandelier National Monument visitors will not be charged entrance fees Thursday to honor the second anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act’s passage.

Bandelier will join around 100 other national parks and monuments that will be waiving their fees. It is a part of three free entrance days, which also includes:

  • National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24
  • Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Campground fees will still apply on all fee-free days.

The act being celebrated was passed as an investment to help reduce the burden of backlogged maintenance in national parks, public lands and tribal schools and cleared the way for infrastructure projects to be planned.

Bandelier is expected to receive a $29 million contract for a project to reconstruct and replace the outdated utility system in the Frijoles Canyon area – the most visited part of the park.

The park visitor center and park store, in Frijoles Canyon, are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The monument is open daily from sunrise to sunset. More information about Bandelier is on their website.