• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Museum Closed Starting October 27, 2014

    The Aztec Ruins museum will be closed starting Monday, October 27, 2014 to prepare for new exhibits to be installed in April 2015. The visitor center, video, and self-guided trail will remain open.

Fees & Reservations

Park entrance is $5.00 per adult. Admission is free for children 15 and under. The entrance pass is valid for seven days.

Interagency Annual, Senior, Military, Access, and Volunteer passes are honored. The pass holder and up to three adult guests are admitted free of charge. Golden Age and Golden Access Passports can be exchanged for Interagency Senior or Access passes at no cost. Click for more information about available park passes.

Some educational institutions are eligible for a fee waiver. Click here for more information or call (505) 334-6174 x228. All large groups should call ahead to help Park Service staff plan for your visit.

Your entrance fees help pay for a variety of park projects, such as trail renovations, a new visitor center video, and museum exhibits. Thank you for your support.

 

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.