In the Northwest region of New Mexico, you’ll find yourself exploring the area that carries many similarities throughout the area. Similar to Chaco Canyon National Monument, in Aztec, New Mexico you’ll stumble upon the ruins of an Ancestral Pueblo ruins that are over 900 years old. This national monument is a short half-mile hike as you’ll get to explore in the ruins of the ancient past.

A unique feature to this National Monument is the reconstructed Great Kiva that served as a ceremonial place for rituals of the ancient Pueblo people whom once lived here. Most of the ruins have stood the test of time.