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.
There are many hotels, motels and campgrounds in the cities near Aztec Ruins National Monument. For information about the lodging opportunities in each city you can contact the local chambers of commerce for Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield.
Lodging and camping closest to Aztec Ruins National Monument are:
Microtel Inn and Suites
Step Back Inn
Enchantment Lodge Motel
Miss Gail's Inn
Ruins Road RV Park and Campground
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."