Aztec Ruins encompasses 320 acres of diverse habitat supporting a wide variety of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Riparian and pinon-juniper woodland areas, along with patches of once-cultivated grassy fields, orchards, and desert scrub support 28 documented mammal species, at least 70 bird species, 3 amphibians and 10 reptiles. As residential developments expand, Aztec Ruins has become an increasingly important haven for three species of concern in spite to the park's relatively small size.
Did You Know?
President Warren G. Harding designated Aztec Ruins a national monument in 1923 in order to preserve the site "for the enlightenment and culture of the nation."