This was our first pass and we only stopped at Quarai. The church ruins are the finest we have seen. There has been moderate excavation of the pueblo, but not that much. Probably, that's for the best. They have an extraordinary model that expresses the place better than fally-down walls while preserving the site. Ranger was great, the walk through... 更多
We were so happy to see this wonderful ruin site. What a beautiful setting and the ruins were fascinating. We loved it and it really is well worth the drive there. There were no people so we were able to meander around at leisure. I got some fabulous photos!
We went to Abo and Quarai, but didn't drive down to Gran Quivira. Both sights were in beautiful settings. As others stated, the rangers were very helpful. Most of what can be seen are the ruins of the Spanish missions. We ate a picnic lunch at the Quarai site and we also saw a film at the monument headquarters in... 更多
Almost immediately after landing in Albuquerque, we arrived at the first of the 3 Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monuments. Even though we had traveled only just over an hour from ABQ (even though it's a bit longer than taking I-25, take I-40 to NW 337 instead - it's a prettier drive) when we arrived at than Abo Ruins, it felt... 更多
Decided to check this out because I was in Mountainair NM. Did not disappoint! It had nice paved trails through the ruins. Park Rangers we very friendly and happy to provide info. Nice place to bring a family to share history of the people and culture here. Also, bring a picnic basket as there is a nice area that's covered... 更多
I visited both the Quarai and Abo ruins on Monday. They were both beautiful places. The park rangers were knowledgeable and friendly. There is an easy path around both of them and you can walk through parts of the ruins, which were built by Spanish missionaries (and the locals) in the 1600's. Both places had a self-guided walking tour brochure... 更多
The three Missions of Salinas are awe-inspiring and give a glimpse of what life looked like in the 1600's. I liked Quarai the best; it is set near a bosque and was almost majestic looking. The Park Rangers at all three sites were very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be taking our granddaughter to visit the Missions this fall when... 更多