Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
The Cibola National Forest has implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions, which apply inside park boundaries. For more information visit: http://nmfireinfo.com/2013/05/13/sandia-and-mountainair-ranger-districts-to-begin-stage-ii-fire-restrictions-may-13/ More »
Cell Phone Service
Over the years, cellular service in central New Mexico has improved so that coverage is available in most towns and along most major highways. However, expect to find areas without coverage throughout the region. The three units of Salinas Pueblo Missions continue to have poor cellular service. Below is a rough summary of coverage in the park. However, for your own safety, please remember that:
Coverage is generally available in the town of Mountainair although it can be spotty inside the visitor center.
There is little to no coverage at the Abo unit.
There may be some spotty coverage along the interpretive trail and the Spanish Corral Trail, but it is unreliable.
There is little to no coverage at the Gran Quivira unit.
Did You Know?
The caravan that supplied the missions only arrived every three years. Included in one year’s shipment was 45 gallons of sacramental wine, 42 pounds of prepared candle wax, and 26 gallons of lamp oil for illuminating the altar.