On our third day, we solely spent our time visiting the Bandelier National Monument.
These monuments preserve the homes and territories of the ancestral Puebloans of a later era in the South-West. Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, dating between 1150 and 1600 AD.
So much for its history:
It was an hour and almost 45 minutes drive from where we were staying at the time. One our way we passed through the White Mountains which truly resembled its name at the time. Covered with snow the mountains looked amazing .
It was a wonderful experience for me as I had never seen such a picturesque view.
Once there, we first went to the Visitor’s Centre .
There we chose the “Main Loop Trail” which took us almost 1 hour 45 minutes to complete. Throughout trail there are ladders you must climb to get into the ancient Puebloan houses.
I have posted here some pictures that we clicked while walking through the trail.
I would rate this tourist spot a 5/5 . Please make sure to visit this monument when you are there in New Mexico.