Footprint of Ancestral Pueblo Society

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.

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Aztec Ruins Junior Ranger patch

Online Junior Ranger Program

Earn an Aztec Ruins Junior Ranger patch online! The videos and activities are designed for elementary school-aged children.

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Ranger Dana Hawkins Showing Traditional Crops

Annual Earth Day Celebration

Activities, crafts, and displays for all ages are offered to foster discussion about caring for our environment.

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World Heritage Designation

In 1987 Aztec Ruins became a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of Chaco Culture. There are only 21 such special places in the United States.

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Junior Ranger Camps

Junior Ranger Camps

Free summer Junior Ranger camps are an immersive opportunity for children to learn about ancestral Pueblo culture. Register through San Juan College.

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Summer Lecture Series

Summer Lecture Series

Each summer Aztec Ruins hosts a diverse array of authors, scholars, and artists to give free public presentations.

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"Like" our Facebook page to see regular updates and photos of park events, wildlife, and preservation work.

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Corner Doorway in West Ruin

The Digital Archeological Record (tDAR)

This website is a repository for hundreds of images of Aztec Ruins and other archeological sites.

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