This trail is open but you are not allowed to climb up the ladders and stairs to the actual alcove. It’s 1.1 miles to the base and you can still see it and takes pics. There is no fee to get into the park as of 6/23/2020 due to Covid. The Bandelier gift shop and restrooms are open. There is a ranger at a table at the visitor center to answer questions and offer maps. The wall to the base is very easy.

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1 month ago

Very simple hike, pretty flower, a few nice views at the beginning but mostly boring hike.

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1 month ago

Most boring hike I’ve been on in months.

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1 month ago

Easy hike, however not much to see. Takes about 2.5 hours to hike, and did not see any wildlife.

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closed
1 month ago

Trail is closed - marked closed due to Covid19

QUESTION : Can anyone tell me if they charge to go in ? If so how much ?

Amazing site. Incredible history that you walk through.

on Burnt Mesa Trail

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no shade
2 months ago

Great trail for beginner’s. Figure around 3 hours for round trip. Well layed out trail

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no shade
3 months ago

Very very crowded even early this morning! Seems people are taking to the trails as many other visitors told me they were trying to “social distance” without staying at home. Ranger also said they were considering closing down to corona so may be worth calling to ensure they are open in the coming weeks!

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rocky
3 months ago

great hike with great views

Nice easy trail just away from the highway. Plenty of vistas and archaeological sites. Enjoyable.

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muddy
4 months ago

Great hike! But very wet and muddy from the melting snow. We would have finished the entire trail but had kids with us who didn’t really have proper footwear. Next time!

amazing trail and easy trail. Buy the guide to learn more !

Hiked this following the Main Loop trail through the ruins. I went as early as I could get into the park this summer and it was pretty quiet. Easy trail until you get to the ladders to get up to the alcove in the cliff side. A little intimidating to go down the ladders but they are secure. Very cool experience.

Nice views and interesting archeological spots. A little too short of a hike , just need less than 1 or 2.

we did this the day after a snowfall. it was icy in some spots but the trail is carved out of rock in most places and it sort of holds you in. wonderful view of the sangre de Cristo and jemez mountain ranges. great little piece of history.

we did the alcove house after the main loop. fun fairly easy pleasant walk. ladders securely fashioned. I'm often fearful of falling, but had no issue on this trail.

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rocky
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6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

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7 months ago

Had a ton of fun on this history rich trail. I managed to get through all the ladders and I'm usually apprehensive of falling and feel nervous near cliff sides and fins and certain scrambles - not a full fledged fear of heights though. Ladders seem securely affixed to the rockwall. Small part of the trail to the alcove house was icy (en route not up the ladders) you need to make sure you careful where you step. Also, if there has been a recent snow fall or ice build up they may close the final ascent up the ladders. Check the website for conditions as it has been snowing recently.

Incredibly cool! Only about a dozen people on the trail on a weekday in Nov. The ladders up to the house may feel intimidating but very well worth the view. Just take it step by step. :)

Absolutely incredible!! So beautiful BUT be warned the last little bit to the house is four wooden ladders up but there was a small child that did it the same time we did so make your own decision. Definitely worth the drive out to.

Wonderful hike along a historic area, beautiful scenery too. Not to busy in early October.

Incredible views and a wonderful piece of history. Great hike, a little more challenging then the easy rating, but absolutely worth it!

Something different!

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