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 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.