Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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The Jemez Historic Site is originally home to the Giusewa Pueblo, which was where the present day Jemez people lived. The ordinal pueblo became a Spanish mission in the early 1600s, where the Spanish built onto the pueblo to convert the natives to Christianity. However, some of the ordinal rooms, such as the kiva, remain intact. Visitors can take thier time on the quarter mile trail that meanders through the ruins. Nestled in the Jemez Mountains, signs inform visitors about the history of the area. 

Visitors can also pick up a loaner guide at the visitor center when they pay the day use fee to use to learn additional information about the site. Visitors can allocate an hour or so to enjoy the historic site, and then they can explore other wonders of the Jemez Mountains.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Pros

Historic ruins.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

ADA accessible
Covered picnic areas
Historically significant
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

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