102 South Ripley St.
Mountainair, NM 87036-0517
Reach the Mountainair Headquarters by taking I-25 south from Albuquerque to Belen, then NM 47 diagonally to US 60, then east 21 miles to Mountainair. To travel the historic highway route (Turquoise Highway) from the north, take I-40 east from Albuquerque to NM 337, drive south 47 miles (76K) to junction with NM State Highway 55. Proceed right (west) on Hwy 55 about 16 miles (26 K). Turn right on Highway 60 and proceed one block to HQ. Information on the ruins & surrounding area is available here.
Salinas Pueblo Missions is at 6100-6500 ft (1860-1980 m) in an arid climate. Average annual rainfall is about 15 inches. Winters can be cold & snowy. Summer highs are above 90F/32C with cool evenings. June-September often has thunderstorms. Flash flooding may occur in the area. Abo Ruins is especially prone to road closures as a result. Spring highs average 75F/24C & Fall a little cooler. High winds often occur. Trails may be closed during these times. Check local weather prior to visiting.
Salinas Pueblo Entrance Fee - $0.00
There is no fee to enter Salinas Pueblo National Monument.
The Main Visitor Center in Mountainair is open daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A 14-minute Park Movie is shown, on demand, at the headquarters. The visitor center includes a museum, restrooms, and gift store. All park sites closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 25th, and Jan 1st.
There is a visitor contact station, a short trail through the 17th Century Mission of San Gregoiro de Abó, and another short trail around the the Spanish Resettlement Structures. The site also included restrooms and a bookstore.
The Quarai Ruins Visitor Center includes a museum, restrooms, and a bookstore. A small parking lot makes mid to large RV turnaround difficult. Please park on hill above parking lot.
The Gran Quivira Ruins Visitor Center includes restrooms, museum, bookstore. There is ample parking and a large parking lot allows for easy RV turnaround.