Your Guide to Aztec Ruins National Monument
Pueblo people describe this site as part of their migration journey.
Today you can follow their ancient passageways to a distant time.
Explore a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo Great House of over 400 masonry rooms.
Look up and see original timbers holding up the roof.
Search for the fingerprints of ancient workers in the mortar.
Listen for an echo of ritual drums in the reconstructed Great Kiva.
From Albuquerque/Bloomfield, NM: Follow Hwy 550 north into Aztec, turn left onto Highway 516, drive 3/4 mile, then turn right onto Ruins Road. Follow Ruins Road 1/2 mile to the monument. From Durango, CO: Follow Hwy 550 south into Aztec, where it will become 516. Turn right onto Ruins Road. Follow Ruins Road 1/2 mile to the monument. From Farmington, NM Follow Highway 516 east into Aztec. 1/4 mile past Lightplant Road, turn left onto Ruins Road. Follow Ruins Road 1/2 mile to the monument.
GPS: lat:36.83682216, long:-107.9999245
Physical address: 725 Ruins Road, Aztec, NM, 87410
Mailing address: 725 Ruins Road, Aztec, NM, 87410
As of May 1, 2018, this is a fee-free park.
Summer High temperatures range between 80°F and 99°F degrees with a few days over 100°F.
Afternoon thunderstorms usually cool things down in late July and August.
Fall Usually pleasant, with mild days and crisp nights.
Winter Daytime temperatures range between 20°F and 50°F with cold nights that can reach 0°F.
Snow is periodic, but accumulations are typically only 1-2 inches.
Spring Weather is especially unpredictable: it can be windy, cold, and wet, or still, warm, and dry.
Hours for Hours
The monument and the Visitor Center are both open every day from 9am-5pm. The monument and Visitor Center will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days. The local time zone is MDT (-0600). Unless there is a <a href="https://www.nps.gov/azru/planyourvisit/calendar.htm"> public program scheduled </a>, there is no after-hours access. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/azru/planyourvisit/hours.htm
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM