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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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interesting old mission ruins

There are three missions along what is known as the "the salt missions trail", around Mountainair... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Three Missions and a Visitor Center

Near Mountainair, there are the remains of three mission settlements-Quarai, Abo, and Grand... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
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Mountainair, NM 87036
+1 505-847-2585
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are three missions along what is known as the "the salt missions trail", around Mountainair. They are off the beaten path , so best to start at the visitor center. We only had time to visit the two closest ones. The third was 25...More

Thank Kate723
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Near Mountainair, there are the remains of three mission settlements-Quarai, Abo, and Grand Quivira. It takes a little driving to see all three sites. There is a visitor center in the center of the small town of Mountainair. You might want to visit the visitor...More

1  Thank CKT808
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Stop by the visitor center for an excellent video before you visit the sites. This place is awesome... Go see it

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

These are isolated sites that draw very few people. This makes the experience wonderful. These are historical sites, managed by park rangers. No food sold, no junky shops anywhere around. It's about history and no commercialization. There are restrooms at each site and ranger offices...More

Thank jfp01
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We took the Salt Missions scenic highway and stopped at the monument as part of our day. It it not large but the half mile trail is fully accessible and the site includes the ability to walk through the remains of the missionary church which...More

1  Thank Becky K
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We only went to Gran Quivira, as a stop on our long drive from Carlsbad back to Albuquerque. (By the time we got there it was close to closing time, and yes, they do close the gate at 5pm in winter.) It is a large...More

Thank Lekh-Lekha
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I visited Gran Quivira National Monument, which is the largest of the three Salinas Pueblo Missions. It was awesome. First the color of the stone is a whitish gray, different from all the other monuments where the stone has an earthenware color. Second it is...More

Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 6 February 2017

After birding Bosque del apache for two days I decided to take in some history. I went to all three Salinas missions in one day and got back to Socorro by 4pm. All three were in beautiful locations and though one was not staffed while...More

Thank swiftee
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Averaging only around 30 tourists a day, this is one of the least known and least visited national parks in the country. I'm surprised it's not as popular as Chaco Canyon, especially since it has a much better road. Than again, that's a good thing...More

Thank RealTravelman
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Saw all three of these. Each one is different. If you like visiting ruins definitely worth going to see. Best part is the one north and the one south of mountainair have heated bathrooms. These were greatly appreciated as it was a windy cold day....More

Thank Mo M
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Mary H
Is the Las Humanas pueblo the same as Gran Quivira?
11 January 2015|
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Response from Max D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's the same.