Salinas Pueblo

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument – Quarai (click to enlarge)

After stopping at the Salinas Pueblo Mission National Monument in Mountainair NM, you drive to the three pueblo sites.  Because of time and where I was headed (Santa Fe) I only had time to visit two of the three sites (I skipped Abo).  This is the Quarai site.

I found it interesting that the Quarai site was made of red rock material, while the Gran Quivira site was gray stone.  I guess they used what was available, and geology provided for different colored material at the two site.

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument – Quarai: N34 35 45.94 W106 17 45.43