My visit to Salmon Ruins involved two phases, the first was a visit to the museum site. I had reserved a trip to Chaco Culture from the museum; so I went to the site the day before just to insure I could find it the next morning. When I stopped in, the lady at the desk told me that my tour cost included either a pre-tour or post-tour of the museum.
I walked through the museum and the gift shop. It was a nice visit, not overly crowded; and although not seeing great numbers of artifacts, etc; what they did have was nice.
I then drove down to the lower section and walked the trails. Two major trails exist; one to see the ancient ruins of the Chacoan culture, the other through a variety of Native American type dwelling in the American southwest.
The ruins location was very nice and you could get extremely close to the ruins. The path through dwelling was interesting, a few looked like they could use some help; but it gave a good overview of types of residence one might have seen.
The second phase was the tour to Chaco Culture. The price is a bit steep, but on the other hand I had an individualized tour and guide for the entire trip. Lunch was provided, as well as a small snack, water, and other sodas. The drive out and back took about just over an hour each, plus we spent a fair amount of time visiting the various sites at Chaco Culture Naitonal Historic Park.
My only suggestion, is consider expanding the tours to include up 4 persons from mixed groups. I know people might not want a 25 person tour, but believe a small group of 6 or less would be suitable.
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