Rock face at Bandelier National Park. People climbing up a ladder to one of the Native American cave dewellings

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

We took a road trip to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. In the Frijoles Canyon, there are a number of ancestral pueblo homes, kivas (ceremonial structures), rock paintings, and petroglyphs. Some of the dwellings were rock structures built on the canyon floor; others were dwellings in caves which were formed by voids in the volcanic tuff of the canyon wall and carved out further by humans. Continue reading Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico