• Quarai 2014

    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico

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Picture of re-enactor Craig Morgan as Major James Carlton, circa 1853.

Ranger Craig Morgan in period costume to portray Major James Carlton who mapped the Salinas Missions in 1853.


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is located in central New Mexico, with a headquarters and visitor center in downtown Mountainair, NM.




The nearby Mountainair Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest offers wonderful scenic driving, hiking and camping opportunities in the Manzano Mountains.


Also nearby is Manano Mountain State Park.


Did You Know?


The mission of San Gregorio de Abó was started around 1623 and renovated in about 1645. Construction of Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Cuarac at Quaraí was begun in 1627. At Gran Quivira, the small visita church of San Isidro was begun around 1631 and the larger church at Gran Quivira, San Buenaventura, was later started in 1659.