City of Aztec, New Mexico
Aztec is located in northwest New Mexico on four-lane U.S. 550, 16 miles south of the Colorado/New Mexico border, 179 miles north of Albuquerque. Major towns nearest Aztec include Durango, CO (36 miles north) and Farmington, NM (16 miles southwest). It is best known for the Aztec Ruins National Monument (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), fly-fishing, lake and river recreation, 300+ natural sandstone arches, motor speedways, historically registered structures, festivals and celebrations, Pioneer Village and Museum, and world-class mountain biking.
In 2015, Aztec was ranked the 6th Safest City in New Mexico by movoto.com and the 8th Most Beautiful Town in New Mexico by culturetrip.com.
Lodging: Aztec offers a variety of lodging options, including several budget-minded motels and a recently constructed major-chain hotel.
Dining: Food aficionados will relish the variety and quality of breakfast, lunch and dinner in Aztec. The city’s cuisine ranges from sumptuous regional specialties to deliciously authentic Asian.
Shopping: Travelers can find every imaginable essential in historic downtown Aztec. Stores and unique boutiques offer arts and crafts, sporting goods, food markets, sundries and specialty shopping.
The city’s Visitor Center, located at: 110 N. Ash Avenue in Aztec, New Mexico, will provide souvenir Welcome Bags with local information for your bus group. To order Welcome Bags, phone (505) 334-9551 and mention “BTM Offer” when making reservations.
Web Site: www.aztecnm.com
At Aztec Ruins, visitors step back in time as they walk a short, self-guided trail through a 900 year old ancestral Pueblo Great House. The park integrates the perspectives of archeologists and modern Native American peoples into a trail guide that can be purchased for $2.00. Also on-site are a visitor center with museum, 15-minute video, picnic area, and bookstore. One to two hours is recommended for these activities. Park hours are 8:00am-5:00pm daily, 8:00am-6:00pm from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day; advanced reservations are requested. The entrance fee is $5.00 per adult. The park accepts cash, credit cards, and business checks with EIN number or tax ID number. America the Beautiful pass holders, children, and bus drivers/tour directors are free. The park easily accommodates groups of 50 or more with a pick-up/drop-off area and free bus parking just west of the visitor center. All groups will receive an orientation from a ranger when they arrive. Visitors must stay on the marked, self-guided trail. Off-trail traffic is damaging to the fragile archeological resources. No dining is available on site, but many excellent options are just minutes away in the historic City of Aztec.
Address: 725 Ruins Rd, Aztec, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 334-6174
Web site: www.nps.gov/azru
Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village welcomes bus tours. Prior notice is required for all tours. Step-on guides are provided by the Museum if requested in advance. Admission is $3 per person, payable on site, with driver’s/escort’s admission fee waived. Temporary bus parking for unloading passengers is available in front of the Museum on Main Street. Buses may enter the west gate of the Museum grounds and park while the tour is conducted and pick up passengers at that point. There is no charge for parking. The Museum does not have dining facilities, but several dining options are located very near the Museum.
Address: 125 N. Main in Aztec, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 334-9829
Web Site: http://aztecmuseum.org/
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City of Aztec, New Mexico