Aztec is an unique and energizing vacation experience! CULTURAL ENTHUSIASTS are mesmerized by Aztec Ruins National Monument. Located within the city limits, Aztec Ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage site representing an outlying settlement of the ancestral Puebloan Chaco Culture. Visitors enjoy thought-provoking lectures ranging from archaeoastronomy to Native American mythology. HISTORY BUFFS are charmed by historic Aztec, which predates statehood. Historians young and old are immersed in founders' history at the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village, and spend hours experiencing the popular walking tour within the original town site. SUN WORSHIPERS are enticed by a host of pulse-quickening pursuits, including mountain biking; over 300 natural sandstone arches and windows; fly-fishing the Animas, Piedas and San Juan rivers; and water sports on nearby Navajo Lake.