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JUNIPER CAMPGROUND, NM
part ofBandelier National Monument, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewFor visitors to Bandelier National Monument, Juniper Group Campground is an ideal place to stay. Located just inside the main park entrance, the campground is a short drive from the main visitor center, the Frijoles Canyon Shuttle System and the adjacent town of Los Alamos.
The canyon and most of the park's trails are only accessible by shuttle bus for part of the year; however, Juniper Group Campground is open to private vehicles year-round.
Bandelier National Monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged, beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence here going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
Hikers can access two trails directly from Juniper Campground. The Frey Trail descends to the visitor center and Main Loop Trail across an open mesa top with expansive views of the park and surrounding areas. The Tyuonyi Overlook Trail leaves the amphitheater parking area for a 3/4-mile hike to a point overlooking the Tyuonyi Pueblo down in Frijoles Canyon.
Flush toilets, drinking water and a dump station are provided at this facility. All sites are tent-only, but can accommodate an RV, depending on its size. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring.
The town of Los Alamos has shopping, museums, amenities, a movie theater, ice rink and ski hill. The YMCA and local swimming pool both have showers for campers. Nearby Department of Energy and Forest Service land provide trails which accommodate pets.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Santa Fe, take Saint Francis Drive (Highway 84/285) north toward Los Alamos. After passing Pojoaque, merge right onto New Mexico 502 to Los Alamos. Continue up 502 toward Los Alamos. Bear right and exit onto New Mexico 4 toward White Rock. Continue for 12 miles, passing White Rock. Bandelier's entrance is on your left. Enter here and purchase your entrance pass at the entrance station. Continue about 100 yards and turn right. The campground is on the left. The group sites are in the Abert's Squirrel Loop. Travel distance from Santa Fe is 1 hour.
From Taos, take New Mexico 68 (Paseo del Pueblo Sur) south for 47 miles. In Espanola, turn right onto Fairway. Turn left at next stoplight on Highway 84/285. At stoplight near the Ford Dealership, turn right on Highway 30. Follow 30 through Santa Clara Pueblo to junction with Highway 502. Merge right onto 502 toward Los Alamos. Follow directions above. Travel distance from Taos is 1.5 hours.
Mailing Address:JUNIPER CAMPGROUND
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos NM 87544
Phone Number:Information: (505)672-3861