• Aztec Ruins National Monument

    Aztec Ruins National Monument, Ruins Road, Aztec, NM, USA .

    A Place by Flowing Waters

    Aztec Ruins has some of the best-preserved Chacoan structures of its kind. Learn more about the ancestral Pueblo people in the park's museum and explore the Aztec West great house to see exceptionally advanced architecture, original wooden beams, and a restored Great Kiva. Aztec Ruins is a deeply sacred place to many Indigenous peoples across the American Southwest. Please visit with respect.

  • Minium Park

    Minium Park, N Park Ave, Aztec, NM, USA .

    Minium Park

  • Aztec Visitor Center

    Aztec Visitor Center, North Ash Avenue, Aztec, NM, USA .

    Aztec Visitor Center

  • Chaco Canyon

    Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA .

    The Center of an Ancient World

    Explore the monumental structures and breathtaking landscape at Chaco, a thriving regional center for the ancestral Pueblo people from 850 to 1250 CE (Common Era), through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, night sky programs, and more. Chaco Canyon is a sacred and deeply personal place for many Indigenous peoples throughout the Southwest. Please visit with respect.

  • Navajo Lakes State Park

    Navajo Lake, New Mexico, USA .

    Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks.

    Navajo Lake is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers, and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly-fishing destination and features a campground, day-use areas, and a serene trail along the river.

    Navajo Lake State Park offers some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, and camping in New Mexico.

    Park Elevation 5,600 – 6,600 ft

  • Navajo Lake Quality Waters

    Navajo Lake, New Mexico 87419, USA .

    The 4.25 miles (6.84 km) of San Juan River just below Navajo Dam/Lake is among North America's most hallowed trout fishing waters and is ranked a USA Top-10 Fly Fishing Destination. Water released from the bottom of the dam is stable, clear, cold, and rich in nutrients. The abundant flora creates an ideal environment for insect proliferation, which in turn supports one of America's most prolific river trout populations, both in terms of quantity and size.

  • Bisti Badlands

    Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, New Mexico, USA .

    The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands that offers some of the most unusual scenery in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos - weathered rock in the form of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms. Fossils occur in this sedimentary landform. Translated from the Navajo language, Bisti (Bis-tie) means "a large area of shale hills." De-Na-Zin (Deh-nah-zin) takes its name from the Navajo words for "cranes."

  • Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness,

    Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness, New Mexico, USA .

    The Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness is located in northwestern New Mexico and is a badland area of rolling water-carved clay hills. The area is rich in fossils and has little vegetation to conceal geological formations. The thin vegetation includes sagebrush, piñon-juniper, Great Basin scrubland, and grassland. It is a landscape of sandstone cap rocks and scenic olive-colored hills. Water in this area is scarce and there are no trails; however, the area is scenic and contains soft colors rarely seen elsewhere.

    Geographic Coordinates

    36.16254556, -107.9164464


    From US Highway 550, 7.5 miles northwest of Nageezi, NM (which is 44.5 miles northwest of Cuba, NM) turn left onto NM 57. Drive south/southwest approximately 13.5 miles, at which point NM 57 forms the boundary of the WSA. For the next 4 3/4 miles, the WSA will be on your right.


  • Crow Canyon Petroglyphs

    Crow Canyon Petroglyphs, New Mexico, USA .

    Crow Canyon is a historic site about 30 miles southeast of Farmington, New Mexico. Located in Dinйtah, the traditional homeland of the Navajo people, the site contains a variety of Navajo ruins and rock art from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.

    The Crow Canyon Petroglyphs are the most extensive and well-known collection of 16th, 17th and 18th century Navajo petroglyphs (carved rock art) in the American Southwest. Earlier Ancestral Puebloan (a.k.a. Anasazi) images can also be found among the Navajo rock art. Hundreds of images of animals, humans, supernatural beings, and other images such as corn plants and bows and arrows can be found, carved on south and east-facing canyon walls. Most of the images are clustered in what are referred to as "panels," on the lower cliff faces of the canyon. Archaeologists believe the panels may have been associated with ceremonies, as many of the images are similar to Navajo ceremonial sand paintings.

    The Crow Canyon National Register Archaeological District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 for its examples of Navajo rock art and defensive pueblito sites. Please do not touch the rock art panels, as the acids on your skin can damage them.

  • Mustang Camp

    2455 CR 379, Blanco, NM 87412, USA .

    Mustang Camp is a New Mexico non-profit organization training wild and rescued horses for adoption.  We promote training without trauma.

    We take captive wild horses from U.S. government holding facilities, other New Mexico rescues, and state agencies. We bring them to Mustang Camp to be trained and socialized using our 26 step criteria program. An approachable and trained horse is 100 times more likely to get adopted. 

    If you are struggling to figure out how to train a mustang, take heart! We can help.

  • Aztec Highland Games October 5th & 6th 2024

    Riverside Park, Aztec, NM, USA .

    The Aztec Highland Games 2024 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th at Riverside Park in Aztec New Mexico. We have been selected to host the Women's Lightweight Athletes Championships on Saturday at this year's games. Don't miss this Four Corners Region's Premier Celtic Event!

    The Highland Games are a traditional Scottish event that celebrates local culture and sport with a variety of athletic competitions, music, and dancing. The games are usually held outdoors in a single day during the summer months, and may include:

    • Track and field events: Flat and hurdle races, long and high jumps, and pole vault
    • Traditional Highland sports: Caber toss, tug-of-war, hammer throw, stone put, and weight over the bar
    • Highland dancing: Sword dance, Highland Fling, and other Scottish dances
    • Piping: Traditional Scottish music 

      The ultimate guide to the Highland Games: events, sports & traditions

      Hammer Throw. The hammer consists of a metal ball, which can weigh up to 22lbs, connected ...

      The games are often held under the auspices of a local Caledonian society and may feature clan pride in tartan patterns. Some believe the games may have originated in the 11th century, and the first modern games were held in Braemar and Strathdon around 90 years ago. Today, the games can attract tens of thousands of attendees, many of whom wear Highland dress, and have become a major source of business for professional kiltmakers