Events on tap this month at Bandelier

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The leaves are changing color, the Sandhill Cranes can be heard migrating overhead, and the brisk fall weather make it a perfect time to explore Bandelier National Monument.  Join the park  for fun and activities in November. 

For more information about these upcoming events call the Bandelier National Monument Visitor Center. 

Nov. 9-11 – Fee Free Veterans Day Weekend

The National Park Service would like to honor the veterans by offering fee free entrance to everyone over the upcoming weekend.

  Come explore the ancestral pueblo dwellings along the Main Loop Trail or take a walk to a scenic waterfall.  If you are feeling more adventurous hike one of the many routes in Bandelier’s wilderness. 

 Monument hours are dawn to dusk and the visitor center is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

 Nov. 15 – America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, hosted by Bandelier’s Green Team, is a day for all to reflect on their recycling and sustainability efforts. 

Join Bandelier  at the visitor center for special events throughout the day. 

 Activities include:  interpretive displays on what Bandelier does to recycle, short films on recycling shown in the theater, and special guest speakers sharing their expertise on ways to be more sustainable.  

 Nov. 23 – Turkeys in Bandelier

Kick-off Thanksgiving by joining us for a day of talks and demonstrations on how important turkeys are to Bandelier’s cultural history.  

Visit with a pueblo demonstrator at the visitor center to learn more about the making of turkey feather blankets.  

Join a ranger at 1 p.m. in the visitor center theater for a presentation on the history of turkey’s in the American Southwest.  

Also,  the Santa Fe National Forest is joining other Federal agencies in waiving its day use fees over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11. 

The public, veterans, active members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families are invited to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and enjoy the great outdoors.  

No fees will be charged at Battleship Rock and Spanish Queen Picnic Areas on the Jemez Ranger District. 

 The fee waiver does not apply to campgrounds.

“We wholeheartedly salute the men and women who represent the nearly 22 million American veterans who have served their country in the military,” said Santa Fe Forest Supervisor Maria Garcia.