Aztec ruins in New Mexico? Were the Aztec ruins really built by the Aztecs? No, the Aztec ruins in northern New Mexico were built by the Ancestral Puebloan people, but early settlers thought they must be Aztec buildings and the name stuck.
This week I want to share my recent visit to Aztec Ruins National Monument with you. It is an amazing archaeological site, a friendly and easily accessible National Monument, and an important historical landmark with a wonderful story. Aztec Ruins National Monument is located on Ruins Road about ½ mile north of New Mexico Highway 516, in the City of Aztec, New Mexico near Farmington and Durango, Colorado.