The Aztec Ruins National Monument lies along the Animas River in New Mexico and commemorates the largest ancestral Pueblo community in the region, preserving incredible historic buildings, roadways and artifacts from the 11th through the 13th centuries. Park artifacts help visitors understand how the community developed and changed over its 200-year history, from stone and wood tools to pottery to turquoise and obsidian jewelry.
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Land Based Trip Natural Fortunes of the Four Corners Known for sweeping vistas, culturally rich Ancestral Puebloan settlements and internationally recognized dark skies, the Four Corners, connecting NM, CO, UT and AZ, is unlike anywhere else in the world. Journey alongside NPCA experts to experience extraordinary ancient structures at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. You’ll also experience the mystifying cultural sites within Mesa Verde, Aztec Ruins and Hovenweep while learning about NPCA’s important contributions in the region.