• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico


accessibility map

Aztec Ruins Trail Access
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Mobility-Impaired Assistance
: The visitor center, restrooms, picnic tables, and much of the trail are wheelchair accessible. The antechamber looking down into the Great Kiva accommodates most wheelchairs 29" wide or less. Visitors can also borrow a park wheelchair at the visitor center. An adobe.pdf accessibility map of trail areas is available at the top of this page.

Hearing-Impaired Assistance: A printed trail guide is available for the self-guided tour. The regularly presented video program plays in open-caption format. Headphones are available at the information desk for "assisted audio."

Sight-Impaired Assistance: A sculpture of West Ruin and replica artifacts are available for handling in the visitor center. Large print trail guides aid visitors with limited vision. Headphones are available at the information desk that provide "assisted descriptive" services for the regularly presented video program.

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."