Aztec Ruins National Monument provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore ancient ruins built 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.
PO Box 640 #84 CR 2900 (Ruins Road), Aztec, NM 87410
A self-guided 700 yard walk winds through the rooms and kivas built by the Ancient Puebloan people. The guide combines modern archeological findings along with traditional Native American perspectives. At the end of the trail is the Great Kiva, a 40-foot diameter semi-subterranean structure which was the central religious site of the complex.
Offical Monument Map
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14 miles east of Farmington on Main/Hwy 516 towards Aztec, NM. Turn left onto Ruins Rd at the third stop light in Aztec before you cross the river (if you cross the river, you've gone too far). Follow Ruins Rd to monument entrance.