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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
4030 Gran Quivira Mountainair
Central
505-847-2585

Tucked away in the heart of New Mexico is Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. These 3 sites offer a glimpse into a unique time in history, entrenched with cultural borrowing, conflict, and struggles. The now abandoned sites stand as reminders of the Spanish and Pueblo People’s early encounters. Abó • Enjoy a walk through The 17th Century Mission of San Gregoiro de Abó. • Take photographs of the Spanish Resettlement Structures. • Listen to the sounds of nature near the arroyos where animals gather to drink out of small pools of water. • Call in advance and schedule a petroglyph tour. • Pack a lunch and picnic in our covered picnic area. Quarai • Take a leisurely stroll through Nuestra Señora de La Purisima Conception de Cuarac • Learn about the functions of the convento and view it's square kiva. • Enjoy some spectacular bird watching • Spend time enjoying nature by hiking the one mile Spanish Corral Trail • Have a picnic or just relax underneath the cottonwood trees in our picnic area Gran Quivira • Take a walk through history and see an excavated Pueblo Mound and two Mission Churches • Visit the museum and see the different tools and artifacts made by the people of Las Humanas • Catch a glimpse of the wildlife that inhabits the area • Check out the spectacular view that spans for miles • Learn about the desert plants that thrive in this harsh environment