Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument

Nature & Wildlife in Bandelier

Animals

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Geology

Nature & Science Bandelier National Monument's 33,000 acres lay on the slopes of the Jemez Mountains. With elevations from just over 10,000 feet at Cerro Grande to just over 5,000 feet at the Rio Grande, the landscape encompasses sloped mesas cut by steep-walled canyons. Formed by massive volcanic eruptions over 1 ...

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Plants

Cacti / Desert Succulents Although in general appearance cactus seem all thorns, when they bloom, what a beautiful sight. Claretcup cactus with their red-orange flowers, Prickly pear with its yellow or sometimes pink blossoms, and Cane Cholla with their hot pink flowers are eye-catching indeed. Many of these succulents were ...

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