Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore ancient ruins built by the Ancient Puebloans (Anasazi) in the 1100s. Aztec Ruins features ceremonial, public, and storage structures as well as the "Great Kiva", the oldest and largest reconstructed Kiva in North America.
PO Box 640
#84 CR 2900 (Ruins Road)
Aztec, NM 87410
A self-guided 700 yard walk winds through the rooms and kivas built by the Ancient Puebloan people. The guide combines modern archeological findings along with traditional Native American perspectives. At the end of the trail is the Great Kiva, a 40-foot diameter semi-subterranean structure which was the central religious site of the complex.
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14 miles east of Farmington on Main/Hwy 516 towards Aztec, NM. Turn left onto Ruins Rd at the third stop light in Aztec before you cross the river (if you cross the river, you've gone to far). Follow Ruins Rd to monument entrance.
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- Hours: 8 am-5 pm daily, closed for Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
- Admission: $5 per adult, children 15 and under free, park passes accepted
- Visitor Center featuring gift shop and museum
- Special Events and lectures offered throughout the year
- Ranger guided tours available at scheduled times in the summer months
- RV/Camper and Bus parking available
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