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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone Number: 505-334-6174
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in...
Spectacular ruins where visitors can enter the only reconsructed kiva in the Southwest.
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These ruins are near to the highway and thus easy to see. It's very cool how one of the roofs has been rebuilt so that you get a sense of just how large the structure was. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

These ruins are near to the highway and thus easy to see. It's very cool how one of the roofs has been rebuilt so that you get a sense of just how large the structure was. It's a small site, but seems like it's in good condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here the day before we visited Mesa Verde. I highly suggest you do the same. Being able to explore a restored kiva and walking through the ruins helped clarify what we would see the next day at Mesa Verde. The guide given to you at the visitors center was great, it explained what you were seeing in detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Wow! This was an incidental stop for us that ended up being a valuable use of time. The ruins are nice - less spectacular than those at Chaco, but more accessible. The recreated Kiva really helps with understanding how being in a Kiva might feel. The museum contains artifacts and a timeline that help link it with both Chaco and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Arizona for vacation. We decided to take a day trip up to Four Corners. It was a long day so we stayed in Farmington NM. The Aztec Ruins was a short drive to the hotel. Surprisingly, it was an easy trip. The city of Aztec has been built up around the ruins. The ruins are well preserved.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our stop at the Aztec National Monument. A wonderful ancient pueblo dwelling in the middle of town. At the visitors center there's a little museum with lots of information and artifacts from the ancestral puebloans. Be sure to pay the $5 fee to rent the companion guide book before you start your tour. The book explains several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our third time here and it's amazing. Never old, always helpful staff and the museum attached is phenomenal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

OK, after a while in the Four Corners you get burned out visiting these sites, especially when like this one they are hidden up some funky street. Don't miss it! Typical great NPS ranger staff, and a real bonus if you've travelled around the four corners: a reconstructed very large kiva. After a while you ge tired of ducking your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

While not as large as the Chaco Canyon site, this location is well represented and even includes a fully-restored Great Kiva you can walk inside! Area surrounding the Aztec Ruins is also quite beautiful. Great for history buffs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When we were here there were only a couple of families. The rangers were very friendly and knowledgeable. There is an entrance fee. Only about an hour from Durango. Sites less than a 1/2 off the highway. You are free to walk around the site as long as you stay on the trail. The map explains the numbered areas. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We've been travelling around the SW and happened upon this little gem of a site. The ranger (Jon) was so knowledgeable and friendly. The 15 minute video is a must see before going through the site. It's been protected and restored so beautifully. Being able to walk through doors and see rooms that people lived in a thousand years ago... More 

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Address: P. O. Box 640, Aztec, NM 87410
Phone Number: 505-334-6174
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Aztec

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