• 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.

Things To Know Before You Come

Weather

Summer high temperatures range between 80° and 99° Fahrenheit, with a few days over 100°. Afternoon thunderstorms usually cool things down in late July and August.

Fall is usually pleasant, with mild days and crisp nights.

Snow usually hits by Thanksgiving and falls periodically throughout the winter, but accumulations over 6” are rare.

Winter daytime temperatures range between 20° and 50° with cold nights that can reach 0°.

Spring weather is especially unpredictable. It can be windy, cold, and wet, or warm and dry.

Aztec Ruins receives about 10.5” of precipitation annually.

 
 

Did You Know?

Inside the Great Kiva

A place of ceremony, social interaction, and council the Great Kiva was the core of an ancient Pueblo community at Aztec Ruins. Centrally located within the plaza of the West Ruin, this is the largest reconstructed “great kiva” anywhere.