Hike to the Upper Falls in Bandelier National Monument

Hike to the Upper Falls in Bandelier National Monument

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Distance

2.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

496 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

The upper falls tumbles over the red layered rock formations--a sight to see in Bandelier National Monument. 

Park at the Bandelier Visitor Center. The trailhead is down the road (the direction you came from). There are steep dropoffs along this trail so exercise caution, and be aware than in winter the trail may be icy. The Lower Falls trail is closed due to flooding. 

Photos: Larry LamsaBandelier National Monumentsarowen

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Distance

2.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

496 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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