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Bandelier reopens to auto traffic after fire

November 1, 2011 • State News


FILE – This Sept. 26,2011 file photo, White Rock, N.M., Park Ranger, Rod Torrez takes a picture of a shuttle bound for Bandelier National Monument following closure due to the states largest wildfire. Bandelier National Monument is reopening to vehicular traffic on Monday Oct.31, 2011 for the first time since the Las Conchas fire this summer. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz, File)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Bandelier National Monument reopened the prehistoric park Monday to vehicular traffic for the first time since the Las Conchas fire this summer.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/vJKs9o ) that the park allowed automobile traffic back after what officials are calling a successful shuttle project.

The park also returns to dawn-to-dusk hours, with the temporary visitor center open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Upper Falls Trail has Login to read more

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