Gran Quivira Visitor Center
4 locals recommend
Tips from locals
Close to the town of Mountainair. Very Historical Pueblo Mission National Park. Check out the website, there are I believe 3 different Pueblo sites to tour. Very Old and Amazing! You can feel the History!
Three separate ruin sites comprise this monument. There will be a good deal of driving between sites so make this a day trip and take a picnic lunch. These sites are not frequented often so you may be the only ones at any given site due to each remote location. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
This is also a long day trip, about 2.5 hour drive to one of the first and most extensive Spanish Mission ruins in the entire United States. It is well worth the trip.
This is a hidden, lesser known gem if you are interested in ancient and historic Native American pueblos. Take a beautiful drive down the backside of the Sandias where you will drive among the pinons on one side and the prairie on the otherside. There are three ruins, but even if you do just one…
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