Bandelier National Monument announced the start of its fall and winter schedule this week.
For the month of September, the visitor center is open from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, the visitor center closes at 4:30 p.m. through the winter. Park trails are open from dawn to dusk.
Hours for the Atomic City Transit Bandelier Shuttle will continue from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. through the end of September. From Oct. 1 through Nov. 17, the service will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Sept. 6, personal vehicles will be allowed into Frijoles Canyon after 4 p.m. Trailheads outside Frijoles Canyon are accessible by car at all times.
Vehicular traffic to Frijoles Canyon resumes Nov. 18, when shuttle service closes for the winter, and continues until transit service resumes early in March.
The shuttle service is free, but visitors must either present one of the national park access passes or pay $6 for individual entrance or $12 for groups of two or more upon arrival at the visitor center.
The monument hosts its Fall Fiesta Sept. 29. Follow the Los Alamos Monitor for more on this event.
More information about Bandelier can be obtained online at nps.gov/band, or call the Bandelier Visitor Center at 672-3861, ext. 517.