Bandelier National Monument is named after Swiss-born American archaeologist Adolph Bandelier, who worked in the United States and Mexico.
From the visitor center in Frijoles Canyon, a hike on the Main Loop Trail leads to the Big Kiva.
The trail continues to a pueblo ruin named Tyuonyi, of which this is just a small section.
The trail then led upward to this structure built against the side of the canyon, which includes numerous caves.
Once up there, you can get a good look at Tyuonyi. The semi-circular layout reminded me of some pueblos built by people of the Chaco culture.
The only two caves visitors are allowed into each have a ladder.
Keep following the trail.
Here's Tyuonyi from a different angle.
The Main Loop Trail leads to an area called Long House, of which this is one section. It includes both cave dwellings and man-made structures.
Here's more of Long House.
A separate trail leads from the Main Loop Trail to Alcove House, which is in the alcove above. No, I didn't climb up there.
When I got back to the White Rock Visitor Center, I just had to get a shot of this scaled-up clay pot. The guy to the left looks like he's running for the shuttle bus.
Besides the monument's website, you can learn more at The American Southwest and Desert USA.