“preserves ancestral Pueblo structures”
The Aztec Ruins National Monument preserves ancestral Pueblo structures in north-western New Mexico, United States, located close to the town of Aztec and northeast of Farmington, near the Animas River. Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park, with more ancestral Pueblo structures, lies a short distance to the south, just west of Bloomfield near the San Juan River.
We visited the Aztec Ruins and really enjoyed it. You get to walk through the ruins and there is an app on the phone that provides a tour of all the areas you will see. We thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot along the way!
As of May 1, 2021:
The visitor center offers limited services on the front porch. Rangers will be available Thursday-Monday from 9:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00.
Services offered by Park Rangers include general information and brochures.
On days that the ranger is not availabe, brochures will be available on the front porch.
The WNPA Store is open Thursday-Monday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-5:00pm.
A maximum of 4 people are allowed in the store at a time. Facial coverings must be worn in order to enter the store.
Super nice and well kept! The rangers are helpful and there is a speaking app you can use to explain the different parts of the ruins! Really fun and the kids loved it as well!
Really nice park. Quiet place off the road, free admission, beautiful ruins, and lots of history. They also have bats living in the ruins and you have to walk through some of the areas with bats flying around. They also have a nice picnic area and we had lunch there. Helpful staff and neat little museum as well. Wonderful place to visit!!!
Closed Dec2018 for funding 🤬
My kids and I really enjoyed exploring the ruins. The audio tour really helps you to understand the layout of the ruins so definitely take advantage of it!
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Aztec Ruins National Monument
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Good for educational opportunities, hiking, and walking.
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