• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

Great Kiva Photogallery

Did You Know?

Animas River

Aztec Ruins lies near the banks of the "River of Lost Souls." In 1776, a Spanish exploration party noted many ancestral Pueblo ruins as they crossed the Animas River valley looking for California. Father Escalante named the stream "Rio de las Animas Perdidas," or "river of lost souls."