• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

Special Park Use

A special park use permit is required for commercial photography, commercial filming, and some other uses. To request a special use permit, you must complete one of the following forms and submit it with your application fee. Contact the Chief Ranger at 505-334-6174 or e-mail us if you have any questions. It is recommended that you call to discuss the feasibility of your request before submitting your application and non-refundable fee.

Short version of the application for special park use permit in MSword. As a pdf. Use the short version if your request is relatively simple, uses only public areas of the park, and does not involve a lot of equipment.

Long version of the application for special park use permit in MSWord. As a pdf. Use the long version if your request requires going off-trail, spans multiple days, or involves significant equipment.

Short version of the application for commercial filming/still photography permit in MSWord. As a pdf. Use the short version if your request is relatively simple and only requires use of public areas of the park.

Long version of the application for commerical filming/still photography permit in MSWord. As a pdf. Use the long version if your request requires electricity, livestock/animals, aircraft, off-trail areas, stunts, or other special effects.

Did You Know?

Core and veneer wall

In places, the walls at Aztec Ruins are three feet thick, making them over twice as thick as Mesa Verde cliff dwelling architecture. Masons used the “core and veneer” style, laying a thick rubble core within a finely shaped stone veneer. This style is typical of Chaco Canyon "great house" sites.