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    Salinas Pueblo Missions

    National Monument New Mexico

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:

  • This summary is not a guarantee of service. Under no circumstances should visitors rely on cellular service at any of the units of Salinas Pueblo Missions.
  • Service may vary between carriers. Currently, Verizon seems to offer the widest coverage in the area.
  • Texting is often a more effective means of communication in areas with limited service.

Mountainair

Coverage is generally available in the town of Mountainair although it can be spotty inside the visitor center.

Abo

There is little to no coverage at the Abo unit.

Quarai

There may be some spotty coverage along the interpretive trail and the Spanish Corral Trail, but it is unreliable.

Gran Quivira

There is little to no coverage at the Gran Quivira unit.

Did You Know?

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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.