• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

Guided Tours

West Ruin Tours

Taking a ranger-guided tour is a wonderful way to learn about site history and some of the colorful details that make Aztec Ruins such a fascinating place. Free West Ruin tours are offered daily during the summer season and last about an hour.

East Ruin Tours

This is a chance to see an unexcavated Great House normally off-limits to the public. Rangers take groups of 15 people to this unstabilized site once a month during the summer season. The tours are free but reservations are required. The tour is recommended for adults and children 12 and older. Participants should have strong balance, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water/sun protection. Tours last approximately one hour.

 
Ranger giving a guided tour
Ranger giving a guided tour of West Ruin
NPS Photo

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