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?
These “Aztec” Ruins are not ancient Aztec temples. Ancestral Pueblo people built this place. Scholars once thought the Aztecs migrated to Mexico from the southwestern U.S., causing early settlers to mistakenly call these monumental ruins along the Animas River - the "Aztec Ruins."