Leave the motel and travel north on Highway 491 to Shiprock, drop into Highway 64 east into Aztec in San Juan County, via Kirkland and Farmington, at Aztec pick up Highway 550 north onto Highway 516 leaving New Mexico into Colorado travelling 137 miles.
Located on the high desert plain of the Navajo Nation in San Juan County surrounded by lands which are of great religious and historical significance to the Navajo Peoples.
Founded in 1878 also in San Juan County and is home for a US Airforce Base.
Nicknamed Baseball Town situated on the rivers of San Juan and Anmas many an area for mining they are Petroleum, Natural Gas and Coal. The coal is used locally by the Power plant the provider of electricity. Explore the town and take time out to do the river walk.
Drenched in history bordered by nature’s beauty in a real Indian settlement. Visit the Aztec Ruins National Monument close to the city explore a 900 year old ancestral Pueblo Great House over 400 masonry rooms see the original roof timbers. Discover the fingerprints of the ancient workers in the mortar and listen for echo of ritual drums in the reconstructed Great Kiva. Discover the history and culture of the Ancestral Puebloan People and tour the west ruins through the rooms and kivas with a religious site all built by the Ancient Puebloan People. Also go into the Visitors Centre with gifts and a museum.
Resume the journey pick up Highway 550 north onto Route 516 leaving New Mexico at the border line in Cedar Hill.