We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone Number: 505 847 2585
Activities: Biking, Driving, Mountain biking, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Golfing, Nightlife, Arts and crafts, Dining, Hot-air ballooning, Running

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 78 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Good ranger staff, well presented ruins

Three different actual sites make up this monument. Two are about a half hour apart, and the third is about 45 minutes away from the other two. We visited the Abo and Gran Quivira... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Thomas A
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Three different actual sites make up this monument. Two are about a half hour apart, and the third is about 45 minutes away from the other two. We visited the Abo and Gran Quivira sites. The park rangers at both sites were very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I'd like to make special mention of the ranger at the Gran Quivira... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Estes Park, Colorado
Level Contributor
74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is actually made up of a visitor center in Mountainair and three separate mission site. We started at the visitor center and the film they show gives you an overview of the history of the missions. As we were stopping while traveling through New Mexico, we did not stop at the largest mission, Gran Quivira,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is a brief stop to visit this old mission and it is actually quiet beautiful. The drive to here also makes it worthwhile. As you leave and go south, make sure and pay attention to the empty salt lakes. Very interesting terrain.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Seldom visited monument. You don't get your typical anoying tourist busloads. 3 seperate peublo sites plus the visitor center in Mountainair. I would recommend seeing the visitor center first, although it is quite small. Each pueblo ruin has some sort of information center although artifacts are absent from the Abo one. Self guided each site will take about 30-45 minutes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

For a great drive and beautiful destination, take the 25 drive to the Gran Quivira. Beautiful and remote area. Easy walking area. I got there early so it was nice and cool for walking the dog. The Abo and Quarai sites are also a great places to visit. The vastness of the landscape is wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My whole family enjoyed exploring and learning about the history of New Mexico. The kids earned their Junior Ranger badges and asked lots of questions. Beautiful areas!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
300 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I know the historical context of the building of the missions by the Native Americans who were enslaved by the Spanish of the region to build these wonderful edifices. I can't help but love all the work that was done in Abo, Quarai and Gran Quivara by the Park Service to explain and preserve these valuable assets of history. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Richmond, Texas
Level Contributor
86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Salinas Pueblo are three locations in a remote area of New Mexico, southeast of Albuquerque, plus the visitors' center. You should stop in Mountainair first and go to the visitors’ center. There you can get instructions on how to get to each of the three locations. We visited all three and were very impressed with the pueblos and with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a story! What a setting. Don't drive right by. Take a few hours. Take a couple of days. 4 sites including the Headquarters in Mountainair where you can see a beautiful video that presents an overall view. Rangers Billy, Mario, and Donna flesh out the history beautifully with tours of each site; Abó, Quarai, and Gran Quivira. Great Jr.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Rangers at this monument are excellent. We saw Donna, Bill, and Mario. They are great tour guides, full of information. The history here is not what's taught in schools (how does that happen, that so much gets left out?) I have a greater understanding of this area's history now. While it's not pretty it is valuable info. The ruins are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument also viewed

 

Been to Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Address: Address: Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone Number: 505 847 2585
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mountainair

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Nisswa, Minnesota
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?