Averaging only around 30 tourists a day, this is one of the least known and least visited national parks in the country. I'm surprised it's not as popular as Chaco Canyon, especially since it has a much better road. Than again, that's a good thing as we basically had the entire place to ourselves. These ruins definitely rank among the... 更多
Saw all three of these. Each one is different. If you like visiting ruins definitely worth going to see. Best part is the one north and the one south of mountainair have heated bathrooms. These were greatly appreciated as it was a windy cold day. The one west of mountainair is not heated. The rangers were excellent. Keep in mind... 更多
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