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Aztec Sandstone Arches

110 N Ash St, Aztec, NM 87410-2143
+1 505-334-7551
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Cox Canyon Arch is hard to find with no marked trails or roads but we had a great time exploring... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Lakeland, Florida
Cox Canyon arch

The largest of the arches around Aztec. Eazy enough to find, but no signs and dirt roads. Park... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Tom N
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110 N Ash St, Aztec, NM 87410-2143
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Cox Canyon Arch is hard to find with no marked trails or roads but we had a great time exploring trying to find our way up to it. Once you find the parking area (just passed an oil well) it's a pretty short hike up....More

Thank Ymexo
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The largest of the arches around Aztec. Eazy enough to find, but no signs and dirt roads. Park right next to a rather large pumping station bellowing noise, so it's hard to miss. The trail is short, but has 2 spots that you have to...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The arches around aztec were nice however finding them was not always easy, they have GPS coordinates but if you don't have a GPS unit that doesn't help. The brochure we received was helpful but either clear paths or markers leading to the arches would...More

Thank Jon F
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Got great directions. Roads were really bad. Arches weren't that fascinating, once one or two are seen.

Thank Margaret E
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!

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 21 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...More

2  Thank Rhonda B
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...More

2  Thank Ed C
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...More

3  Thank NM_Travel_Mom
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...More

2  Thank lfredregill
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...More

2  Thank photosbyalexandria
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Jenny V
27 January 2017|
Response from Shannon L |
No payment necessary. These are scattered throughout the county. Pamphlets are available at the Visitor's Center. The roads are not paved nor maintained by any government entity; but they are travelable by car if the weather... More
Mary Ann V
27 July 2015|
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Response from Bob C | Reviewed this property |
There is no specific address, they are spread across the county. The visitors center at 123 N. Main Street, Aztec NM 87410 would be a great starting place to explore the arches.