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Address: 110 N Ash St, Aztec, NM 87410-2143
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Visited 07/21/16

We set out to go see the arches with a detailed pamphlet with the locations. We didn't see but maybe 6 or 7 but we really enjoyed all the rock formations! If your GPS is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
Rhonda B
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Ranger, TX, United States
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Raytown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Make the time to enjoy the scenery as well as climb around and explore! The arches are relatively easy to locate and some you can pull right up to them!

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Ranger, TX, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We set out to go see the arches with a detailed pamphlet with the locations. We didn't see but maybe 6 or 7 but we really enjoyed all the rock formations! If your GPS is equipped with longitude and latitude, you will need it. Our GPS was not equipped with this function and that is why we didn't see more... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

WE were thre on a photography fied trip. The arches were an unexpected. bonus. Stop by the visitor's center and pick up a brochure. It is surprisingly accurate in getting to the many destinations. IYou are somwhat off road. I recommend a vehicle with higher ground clearance. Some roards are worse than others. Most can be viewd near the road.... More 

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Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We didn't have a GPS, but the Aztec visitors center has a brochure that will direct you to several of the arches. The directions are a little hard to follow since these are off gas well roads. But, GPS coordinates are available for download which would help considerably. We found a couple and really enjoyed the short hike to each... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

I got a "Aztec Arches" brochure from the Aztec Ruins office. Although the directions overwhelmed me at first, they are all in the same area and most are down the same road. You MUST use your trip odometer. If you have a sense of adventure and enjoy taking the family car off-roading, take these tours. My dog loved them, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We hiked to 6 different arches and they were all easy to find and so worth the time. These arches are amazing!! Follow the directions below. Zero out your odometer at each turn and its simple. Wear long pants, the brush is a little scratchy on the skin. Take water. Have a blast!!!!!!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

They say there's a lot of them.Well we followed the directions given to us at the visitors center, and the brochure and after an hour and a half we gave up. We DIDN'T FIND ONE! We did have a nice little 4x4 adventure though. Too many dirt roads with too many oil/gas pumps, for there not to be some kind... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

We followed the directions on the Aztec Arches brochure attempting to find Arch Rock. It was said to be the largest arch opening near Aztec, NM and which could be viewed from the car. After traveling down County Road 2770 for 6 miles and taking the "junction" which apparently has no road number, we drove another 5 miles on the... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

The Aztec Museum has a small guidebook to the Aztec area Sandstone arches. Some are large, someare small ,but all are secluded. Shannon Lynch's guide has a GPS location for all of them. If Geocaching for geology appeals to you then this is great place to start. Be sure and take along a camera.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

My family and I visited Aztec a few years ago. While in town, we decided to try and find some of the arches located in the area. After looking at the choices and trying to figure out which ones we had a chance of finding without getting lost, we settled on the Cox Canyon arches since it was considered one... More 

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