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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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I was on a drive through mountainair so I thought I'd check out the ruins. There are very few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth B
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All 3 ruins are awesome !

My husband and I went to all three historic mission ruins; Abo, Quaria and Gran Quivira. The ruins... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mountainair, NM 87036
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on a drive through mountainair so I thought I'd check out the ruins. There are very few signs, so unless you go to the visitors center it's not self explanatory. Its just a few blocks from the foundation. If you've looked at the...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to all three historic mission ruins; Abo, Quaria and Gran Quivira. The ruins and history were very interesting. We started with a 45 minute tour of Abo. Next, we drove 9 miles east to Mountainair and spent 15 minutes at...More

Thank M J
Reviewed June 26, 2017

On our way somewhere else and made a side trip to see the ruins. They are amazing, so full of history, well worth the trip.

Thank mrst44
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We have only visited two of the three pueblos, and the two we saw were fantastic. The rangers at both places as well as the visitor's center in Mountainair were outstanding, full of information, friendly, and happy to educate us. Our first stop was Abo,...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed June 1, 2017

By 1671, they were abandoned and forgotten” These three pueblos: Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira had been in existence for centuries with active trading routes and farming. Then about 1598 the Spanish arrived. There was, at first, a mutual understanding and acceptance, but conflict arose...More

1  Thank MarJan6861
Reviewed April 25, 2017

There are three missions along what is known as the "the salt missions trail", around Mountainair. They are off the beaten path , so best to start at the visitor center. We only had time to visit the two closest ones. The third was 25...More

Thank Kate723
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Near Mountainair, there are the remains of three mission settlements-Quarai, Abo, and Grand Quivira. It takes a little driving to see all three sites. There is a visitor center in the center of the small town of Mountainair. You might want to visit the visitor...More

1  Thank CKT808
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Stop by the visitor center for an excellent video before you visit the sites. This place is awesome... Go see it

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed March 15, 2017

These are isolated sites that draw very few people. This makes the experience wonderful. These are historical sites, managed by park rangers. No food sold, no junky shops anywhere around. It's about history and no commercialization. There are restrooms at each site and ranger offices...More

Thank jfp01
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

We took the Salt Missions scenic highway and stopped at the monument as part of our day. It it not large but the half mile trail is fully accessible and the site includes the ability to walk through the remains of the missionary church which...More

1  Thank Becky K
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June 18, 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I meant "each" not all. I meant to say 30 minutes to tour each site.
Mary H
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Response from Max D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the same.