Museum of Heritage & Arts
Salinas Pueblo Missions Tour
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Once, thriving Native American trade communities of Tiwa and Tompiro language-speaking Puebloans inhabited this remote frontier area of central New Mexico. Early in the 17th century Spanish Franciscans found the area ripe for their missionary efforts. However, by the late 1670s the entire Salinas District, as the Spanish had named it, was depopulated of both Indian and Spaniard. What remains today are austere yet beautiful reminders of this earliest contact between Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonials: the ruins of three mission churches, at Quarai, Abó, and Gran Quivira and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas or, as it is known today, the Gran Quivira pueblo.
For more information: Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Two Chances to Visit the Salinas Pueblo Missions
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
7:45am > Meet at the Los Lunas Transportation Center, 101 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas
8:00am > We will leave Los Lunas to travel by buses to Abo Mission.
9:00am - 10:00am > Abo Mission Ruins
10:30am - 1:00pm > Quarai Mission Ruins and Lunch (Bring sack lunch)
2:00pm - 3:00pm > Gran Quivira Mission Ruins
5:00pm > Arrive at Los Lunas Transportation Center
(Guided walking tour at each site.)
$5 per person
What to Bring
A hat and sunblock suggested.
Reserve your Spot!
Note: Children under 18 must have an adult or guardian present.