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Salmon Ruins

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Address: 6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413-9554
Phone Number: 505/632-2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Well worth a visit, bring your imagination

This is one of the Ancestral Pueblo great houses which evolved in the San Juan River Basin about 1000 years ago under the influence of the Chaco Canyon culture. Salmon Ruins has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cort M
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the Ancestral Pueblo great houses which evolved in the San Juan River Basin about 1000 years ago under the influence of the Chaco Canyon culture. Salmon Ruins has been excavated, but it is presently in a forlorn condition. The accompanying museum exhibits are quite helpful, but the walk through the ruins is poorly maintained and includes... More 

Thank Cort M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the self-guided walking tour of this site. It was very interesting with good reference materials. Unlike other Pubelo ancestor dwellings you could get close to these without strenuous walking. We were able to enter one room of the ruins. Worth the time and small fee.

Thank Donnagay1d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to book a private tour of Chaco Canyon. Tori was knowledgeable, interesting, and fun...definitely a people person. Having our own personal archaelogist was a plus...the fact that she drove us in a comfortable Suburban, supplied lunch, and lots of ice water was tops.

Thank C B
Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed an interesting morning walk. A very informative display with a wide variety of artifacts and informative panels. The ruins are impressive as are representations of other types of housing structures indigenous of the area.

Thank julius_s57
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is less impressive than the National Monument at Aztec but well worth the visit - the museum has nice things - staff very helpful and welcoming - had a great visit

Thank jimenita55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We went on the Chaco Canyon tour. Larry was an outstanding tour guide. His knowledge of the area was incredible and it felt like you were right there in the time period. You can feel his passion while he talks and it makes you feel the same way. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Book it.

Thank Andre S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Used one of the experts from Salmon Ruins for the Chaco trip, and was it ever worth every penny! The guide was exceptionally informative, showed us things and places the uninformed may miss, and truly it was a great experience. Would Recommend Highly!

Thank MarkL1225
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We arranged a guided tour to Chaco Canyon with Salmon Ruins Museum. We were met by an archeologist, Tori Meyer, who was our driver and tour guide. The tour itself is from 8 to 5 and included a lunch and all the water we wanted. What a knowledgeable and friendly person Tori is! We asked tons of questions and Tori... More 

Thank Mandi6267
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this museum on our way back to Durango from four corners. Nice little museum. Enjoyed the walk outside through the ruins.

Thank rwk212
Chico, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A quick trip through the museum and the grounds have Indian ruins as well. Not the largest display but interesting none the less. Right on the main road.

Thank Super593

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