After spending a couple days hiking the northern end of the Manzano Mountain Wilderness, I stopped and visited the Salinas Pueblo Missions on my way to hike to Manzano Peak on the southern end of the range.
The three missions are separated geographically by some distance as is the Visitor Center which is located in Mountainair. The history of these missions is interesting and worth of day of learning, absorbing, and wandering. Interpretative literature and signage is excellent.
- May 5, 2018
- There’s very little if any shade, so plan accordingly.
- Take time to wander the Visitor Center as well as the Contact Stations/Museums at each site.
- NPS – Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
- NPS – Abo Unit
- NPS – Quarai Unit
- NPS – Gran Quivira Unit