Basic Information

Summer High temperatures range between 80°F and 99°F degrees with a few days over 100°F. Afternoon thunderstorms usually cool things down in late July and August. Fall Usually pleasant, with mild days and crisp nights. Winter Daytime temperatures range between 20°F and 50°F with cold nights that can reach 0°F. Snow is periodic, but accumulations are typically only 1-2 inches. Spring Weather is especially unpredictable: it can be windy, cold, and wet, or still, warm, and dry.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

As of May 1, 2018, this is a fee-free park.

Aztec Ruins National Monument Visitor Center

Historic Visitor Center in Aztec Ruins National Monument, with a park museum and theater playing the 15 minute park film.

Ancestral Pueblo sandal
This woven yucca sandal was one of many found at Aztec Ruins and is on display in the museum.

NPS Photo

Tread lightly, please

The self-guided visitor trail though Aztec Ruins winds through an ancestral Pueblo great house that was once the center of a large regional community. The half-mile trail will take you through a reconstructed great kiva, or ceremonial structure, and through original rooms with timber roofs still intact. Please stay on the trail for your own safety and to help protect these fragile resources.

There's even more to see and do at Aztec Ruins, including museum exhibits with artifacts, a 15-minute video, a segment of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail that leads to the Animas River, and a Heritage Garden.

Make the most of your visit by checking out when we're open, how to get here, ranger programs and special events, weather, and pet regulations.

Last updated: February 26, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

725 Ruins Road
Aztec, NM 87410


(505) 334-6174 x0

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