Aztec Ruins National Monument - Aztec, New Mexico
|A Remarkable Place In History
I do recommend Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, New Mexico.
The fascinating ruins are laid out on a few acres. It's a "must visit" for those who love Native American culture
and history. What touched me the most -- what inspired me --
was the idea that any person or culture could "leave their mark" that people would see 800 to 900 years later. Maybe I'm crazy,
but it would be a dream if others were still reading my bike across America memoir,
Under a Triumphant Sky,
centuries after I'm gone. :)
Anyway, if you happen to be in northwest New Mexico, you can be assured Aztec Ruins National Monument is no tourist trap.
I think you'll have an enjoyable time, and I'll be so bold to say that personally, I liked this place more than Mesa Verde National Park.
Me among the ruins.
Photos and write-up by Steve Garufi in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My camera was having trouble, so no videos from me. However, the NPS promo is pretty good.
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