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Attractions

things to do & see

Aztec has a public golf course 3 miles away with a food/bar, three parks, and a water park within walking distance. A half block from the Step Back Inn is the local bus stop that goes to Farmington. The Aztec Ruins National Monument is within walking distance and Chaco Culture National Historic Park is about 1 hour away. If you fly fish, the San Juan River is only 20 minutes away and beautiful.




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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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Aztec Museum & Pioneer Village

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AZTEC Historic District Walking Tour

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Aztec Municipal Golf Course at Hidden Valley

An 18-hole regulation golf course that can be played year round with three sets of tees for different skill levels.

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AZTEC Walking Trails

Aztec has two trails within walking distance where you can see the Animas River, the Aztec Ruins and our Historic Downtown. 

 

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Navajo Lake State Park

Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state with two marinas and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe and is a world-class fishing destination with day use areas and a serene trail along the river.

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San Juan River Quality Waters

The 4.25 miles of Quality Waters at the base of Navajo Dam brings anglers from across the globe for year round world-class fishing. With more than 80,000 rainbow and brown trout, averaging 17 inches in length, this is one of the most rewarding trout fisheries in the world.

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Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves the architecture and community life of a major center of Ancestral Puebloan Culture (Anasazi) that took root and flourished from AD 850-1200. The buildings are believed to be “public architecture” that were used periodically be the people for times of ceremony and commerce.

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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a coal-fired, steam-operated, narrow gauge train that travels through the remote wilderness of the San Juan National Forest along the Animas River between Durango and Silverton, Colorado.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people (Anasazi) who made it their home for over 700 years, from AD 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.