The site is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will be able to utilize restrooms, the picnic area, and the short trail through the Aztec West great house. All trails are self-guided, with park brochures and information available on site. The visitor center, museum, and bookstore are closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 virus. Those interested in learning more about Aztec Ruins are encouraged to take the cell phone audio tour by calling 505-386-0361 or by going to azru.toursphere.com.
725 Ruins Road, Aztec, NM 87410
Aztec Ruins National Monument provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore ancient ruins built by the ancient Ancestral Puebloans in the 1100s. Aztec Ruins features ceremonial, public, and storage structures as well as the "Great Kiva" the oldest and largest reconstructed Kiva in North America.
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Take a self-guided tour through the complex and explore the structures of an ancient people. You will walk through the rooms and kivas built by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people. Aztec Ruins National Monument is widely known for the Great Kiva. The Great Kiva is a 40-foot diameter semi-subterranean structure which was the central religious site of the complex. Today it is the largest reconstructed Kiva in the United States. Total distance of the self-guided trail is approximately half a mile.
Located 14 miles east of Farmington on Main Street, Highway 516, towards Aztec, NM. Turn left onto Ruins Road just before you cross the river (if you cross the river, you've gone too far). Follow Ruins Road directly to the monument entrance.
Things you need to now
- Hours: 8 am-5 pm daily, closed for Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
- Admission: FREE
- Visitor Center featuring gift shop and museum
- Special Events and lectures offered throughout the year
- Ranger guided tours available at scheduled times in the summer months
- RV/Camper and Bus parking available
Farmington CVB videos also available in HD on YouTube.