Bandelier National Monument: Living Pueblo History
During my first visit to New Mexico, I was blown away by how old the state is: Pueblo history truly lives here. Anyone in love with Native American culture needs to visit Bandelier National Monument, which is 33,000 acres of rugged but beautiful canyon that dates back well over 11,000 years.
You'll find petroglyphs carved into the soft rock cliffs and other relics from the ancestral Pueblo people, who lived here from 1150 CE to 1550 CE.
It's a magical place, and an experience as close as the U.S. will get to Jordan's Petra.