Aztec Ruins, with dwellings dating back 1,000 years is actually within the city of Aztec in Northwest New Mexico. It was a beautiful day for our visit!
Aztec Ruins National Monument Northwest region of New Mexico Aztec Ruins
National Monument preserves structures and artifacts of Ancestral
Pueblo people from the 1100s through 1200s. People associated with Chaco
Canyon to the south built and used the structures, then people related
to the Mesa Verde region to the north used the site in the 1200s. The
monument was established in 1923, and designated a World Heritage Site
in 1987. Wikipedia
The tour of the ruins begins with a movie about Anasazi life, a history of the ruins and then a total of about a 1/2 mile walk thru the ruins themselves. Click Images Above To View HiRes
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Painting By Featured Artist MJAckley "Sunset Behind Fall Tree II"