New Mexico Ancient Ruins

The remains of the ancient civilizations that preceded the European settlers by many centuries offer a glimpse of the lives from centuries past.

Aztec Ruins National Monument- The ruins of a 400 room multi story pueblo built in the 12th century

Bandelier National Monument- Sheer walled canyons and the ancestral Pueblo cliff

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park- Chaco Canyon was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture

Cornonado State Monument- The pueblo ruin of Kuaua

El Malpais National Monument- Ancient lava beds which predate civilization

El Morro National Monument- Sandstone that rises 200 feet

Gila Cliff Swellings National Monument- Pit houses from AD100-AD400, including cliff dwellings

Pecos National Historical Park- Ancient 15th century Pueblo of Pecos

Petroglyph National Monument- a 12.000 year long story of human use

Poshouinge Ruins- Ancient pueblo ruins

Salmon Ruins and Heritage Park- 11th century Pueblo ruins,  historicl buildings and museum

Three Rives Petroglyph Site- 20,000 petroglyphs dating from 900 AD to 1400 AD