If you are doing the traditional Albuquerque - Chaco Canyon - Durango - Mesa Verde route be sure to visit Aztec Ruins National Monument. Start your visit by watching the informational video, which enables the visitor to connect the dots between Aztec, Chaco as well as the current pueblos.The NPS has done an excellent job providing an informational booklet to follow the well marked sites; making the visit interactive, as well as educational. You are able to walk -be sure to duck your head- through the excavated portion of the ruins getting a sense of what life might have been like. The final part of the tour is the Great Kiva - enter quietly and you will hear drums. The NPS staff are quite knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the traditions and history of the ruins.
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