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?
The significance of unique green stripes along western walls at Aztec Ruins is a mystery. The greywacke stone was hauled from nearby quarries. We can only guess at reasons for the inclusion by the original masons.