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 overall shape of the original pueblo at Gran Quivira, what is now called Mound 7, was round with a circular plaza in the middle, unlike the square house-blocks of pueblos today.