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Built on the edge of a river by the Ancestral Puebloans, this 450 room village was occupied for about 200 years by people from both Chaco and Mesa Verde. Its central feature today is a Great Kiva, a large ceremonial chamber, completely rebuilt in the 1930s. Original features still exist.

Key Attractions

  • Self-guided interpretive trail

  • Visitor Center

  • A tangible glimpse into the past - look and see the original timbers holding up the ceiling, and the actual fingerprints of the ancient builders frozen in time in the mortar of the buildings



Located on Ruins Road, ½ mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the City of Aztec, New Mexico.

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