Bandelier is best known for mesas, sheer-walled canyons, and several thousand ancestral Pueblo dwellings found among them. The monument also includes over 23,000 acres of designated Wilderness.
Leashed pets are allowed in developed areas, such as picnic areas, parking lots, and along gravel and paved roads. Leashes must be no longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in the buildings or on trails.