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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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Very interesting

This is a worthwhile, especially if you are already on Highway 60. The ruins here, dating back to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deanne A
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The ruins are not to missed!

In 2016, we visited the Gran Quivira ruins. Spectacular! Today we spent the afternoon at the Abo... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve H
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a worthwhile, especially if you are already on Highway 60. The ruins here, dating back to over 400 years ago, hosted inhabitants dating back to over 800 years ago. There is a great walkway/path that takes you around the ruins, making it a...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In 2016, we visited the Gran Quivira ruins. Spectacular! Today we spent the afternoon at the Abo site west of Mountainair. Just as amazing. There were few people there and we enjoyed an impromptu tutorial from the park ranger on site along with a national...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I was on a drive through mountainair so I thought I'd check out the ruins. There are very few signs, so unless you go to the visitors center it's not self explanatory. Its just a few blocks from the foundation. If you've looked at the...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My husband and I went to all three historic mission ruins; Abo, Quaria and Gran Quivira. The ruins and history were very interesting. We started with a 45 minute tour of Abo. Next, we drove 9 miles east to Mountainair and spent 15 minutes at...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 27 June 2017

On our way somewhere else and made a side trip to see the ruins. They are amazing, so full of history, well worth the trip.

Thank mrst44
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We have only visited two of the three pueblos, and the two we saw were fantastic. The rangers at both places as well as the visitor's center in Mountainair were outstanding, full of information, friendly, and happy to educate us. Our first stop was Abo,...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 1 June 2017

By 1671, they were abandoned and forgotten” These three pueblos: Abo, Quarai, and Gran Quivira had been in existence for centuries with active trading routes and farming. Then about 1598 the Spanish arrived. There was, at first, a mutual understanding and acceptance, but conflict arose...More

1  Thank MarJan6861
Reviewed 25 April 2017

There are three missions along what is known as the "the salt missions trail", around Mountainair. They are off the beaten path , so best to start at the visitor center. We only had time to visit the two closest ones. The third was 25...More

1  Thank Kate723
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Near Mountainair, there are the remains of three mission settlements-Quarai, Abo, and Grand Quivira. It takes a little driving to see all three sites. There is a visitor center in the center of the small town of Mountainair. You might want to visit the visitor...More

1  Thank CKT808
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Stop by the visitor center for an excellent video before you visit the sites. This place is awesome... Go see it

1  Thank Don H
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19 June 2017|
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Response from RealTravelman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I meant "each" not all. I meant to say 30 minutes to tour each site.
Mary H
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Response from Max D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the same.