By Car: Aztec Ruins National Monument is located on Ruins Road about ½ mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the City of Aztec, New Mexico.
By Bus: From Farmington, take the Aztec Tiger Route on the Red Apple Transit to the Westside Plaza in Aztec. It is approximately a half hour walk from the bus stop to the monument. (bus schedule) (walking map)
Did You Know?
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."