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Salmon Ruins

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A small, but well preserved Chaco era ruin.

The ruins themselves take a couple of hours to explore. They date from the 11th century AD. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elliot S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Chaco Canyon Tour

The Chaco Canyon tour with Salmon Ruins Museum and Site archeologist Tori Myers was truly... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Linda H
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6131 US 64, Farmington, NM 87413-9554
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins themselves take a couple of hours to explore. They date from the 11th century AD. The San Juan Archeological Society which maintains the site has excellent explanatory exhibits and for serious inquirer a good library.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing quite a few ruins this was just O.K. Nothing special. Had a lot of "fake" items. Only saw one other person while we were there.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The Chaco Canyon tour with Salmon Ruins Museum and Site archeologist Tori Myers was truly extraordinary: Three of us in the suv for a full day at the canyon. Tori helped the place and Publoan culture come alive covering all aspects of the history and...More

2  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was an amazing tour led by Tori Myers, our guide into the Chaco Canyon. From 8 in the morning until after 4 pm, we never stopped learning about this ancient culture and the local area as well. It was wonderful being just two with...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I love visiting ruins. This place really had potential but it seems like the money and effort have not been being returned in to the site...Sad.

1  Thank Kristen A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were more than surprised at all the interesting information we learned here. We almost decided not to go due to time, but so glad we did. The museum is loaded with information and a great collection of artifacts. Then the pamphlet provided for the...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Interesting place to visit for an hour if you are in the area. Not worth a side trip. It is a self walking tour with a booklet for numbered information.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Tori took us on a private day tour to Chaco Canyon from her administrative home at Salmon Ruins in Bloomfield. She has an incredible knowledge of the Chaco culture and could explain how the developments related to broader historical events. My friend said it was...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Thanks to the Salmons, early settlers, a Anasazi pueblo site has been preserved just outside Bloomfield and there’s a nice museum dedicated to telling the story of both. We booked an all day tour to the Chaco Culture National Monument with a museum archaeologist, Tori...More

Thank Newtnews
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Salmon family, who settled and farmed here in the late 19th century, did much to preserve the ancient pueblo that once graced this land. Multiple rooms have been well preserved and carefully described in the materials provided for your self-guided tour. Meanwhile the museum...More

1  Thank Susan A
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Tony P
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Response from Kristen A | Reviewed this property |
I agree. It is not worth going way out of your way. Although....I don't know about UFO sightings.
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Response from silverstreak5611 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Salmon Ruins Museum in Bloomfield, New Mexico. Ask for tour information. I hope this is helpful. Go online and google this and you will get all of the information needed to contact them.