Bandelier National Monument
Resources and Nearby Attractions
Cities & Towns
Los Alamos, New Mexico: 14 miles north.
White Rock, New Mexico: 7 miles north.
Espanola, New Mexico: 31 miles north.
Taos, New Mexico: 64 miles north.
Santa Fe, New Mexico: 48 miles southwest.
Bernalillo, New Mexico: 92 miles south.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: 108 miles south.
Parks & Monuments
Coronado State Monument: 87 miles south.
Jemez State Monument: 55 miles west.
Rio Grande Gorge State Park: 50 miles north.
Kit Carson State Park: 64 miles north.
El Malpais National Monument: 199 miles southwest.
Petroglyph National Monument: 115 miles south.
Salinas Pueblo National Monument: 131 miles south.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park: 145 miles west.
Aztec National Monument: 165 miles west.
Recreation & Wilderness Areas
Santa Cruz Lake National Recreation Area: 38 miles northeast.
San Pedro Wilderness Area: 65 miles east.
Pecos Wilderness Area: 95 miles northwest.
Historic & Points of Interest
Santa Clara Pueblo: 28 miles north.
Jemez Pueblo: 50 miles west.
Zia Pueblo: 65 miles southwest.
Santa Domingo Pueblo: 30 miles south.
Cochiti Pueblo: 45 miles south.
San Felipe Pueblo: 55 miles south.
Puye Cliff Dwellings: 23 miles north.
Bradbury Science Museum - Los Alamos: 14 miles north.
Numerous galleries and museums are located in Santa Fe: 48 miles southeast.
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View Video about The Black Widow Spider. The female black widow spider is the most venomous spider in North America, but it seldom causes death to humans, because it only injects a very small amount of poison when it bites. Click here to view video.
Despite its pussycat appearance when seen in repose, the bobcat is quite fierce and is equipped to kill animals as large as deer. However, food habit studies have shown bobcats subsist on a diet of rabbits, ground squirrels, mice, pocket gophers and wood rats. Join us as we watch this sleepy bobcat show his teeth.
The Mountain Lion, also known as the Cougar, Panther or Puma, is the most widely distributed cat in the Americas. It is unspotted -- tawny-colored above overlaid with buff below. It has a small head and small, rounded, black-tipped ears. Watch one in this video.
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