Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

  • looking up at the Salinas Pueblo Mission



Salinas Pueblo Missions Information

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument includes three sites remnant of Spanish and Pueblo Peoples encounters, reminders of the earliest contact.

Once, thriving trade communities of Tiwa and Tompiro-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 Puebloans and Spaniards.

What remains today are the ruins of four mission churches at Quarai, and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas or, as it is known today, Gran Quivira.

Making an Impact

Visiting Salinas Pueblo Missions

look at Salinas Pueblo ruins from far away at sunset
Salinas Pueblo Mission with sunset reflecting off ruins
close up picture of entrance to Salinas Pueblo Mission ruins

Map of the Park

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
P.O. Box 517
Mountainair , NM

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