Salt, Societies, and Spirituality: A Tale of Two Cultures.

Tucked away in the middle of New Mexico you’ll find Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.  Its three distinct sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history—a time entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict and struggles.  These sites continue to stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo peoples’ early encounters and prompt exploration of today’s interactions among different people.

A leafy Siberian elm frames the ruins of a red sandstone church at Abó.

Virtual Tour of Abó

Take a tour of Abó from your home! Abó features a short trail to the picturesque mission ruins.

The remains of a church built from grey limestone.

Gran Quivira

Gran Quivira is the most remote of the three sites. If you're interested in visiting excavated Puebloan ruins, you won't want to miss it!

A raven flies over the Gran Quivira ruins at sunrise

Weddings, After-hours Photography & More

Special use permits are required for events such as large gatherings and after-hours photography.

Scaffolding at San Gregorio de Abó.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument honors National Hispanic Heritage Month with a view of a 400 year old mission church.

Last updated: September 23, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
PO Box 517
105 South Ripley Street

Mountainair, NM 87036-0517


(505) 847-2585

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