Aztec Ruins National Monument PO Box 640 #84 CR 2900 (Ruins Road) Aztec, NM87410 (505) 334-6174
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.
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.
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