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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument




Size: 1,071 Acres

Overview: What is known as the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is actually made up of of three different pueblo and mission ruin sites: Abó, Quarai, and Gran Quivira. Each is prestigious and remarkable enough to warrant its own monument!

This national monument is located at the foothills of the Manzano Mountains, whose name comes from the Spanish word “manzanas” meaning apples. The orchards in this area are thought to originate from the Franciscan priests in the 17th century but the trees seem to date back only to the 1800s.

For a taste of history and a mix of cultures, come see these ruins nestled in the foothills of the Manzano Mountains. 

Fees, permits, and reservations may apply.


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