Acoma Pueblo - Discover the traditional puebloan culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. The Sky City Cultural Center provides a look into our heritage through a variety of activities and exhibits. Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sacred sandstone bluff where they have lived for hundreds of years. Shop at the Gaits’i Gallery for beautiful Native American jewelry and Acoma pottery, have lunch in the Y'aak’a Café, or join them for feast day celebrations and other public events throughout the year. Chaco Canyon Heritage Site-Chaco was a hub of ceremony, trade for the prehistoric people of the Four Corners area. Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied buildings, and distinctive architecture. These structures required considerable planning and design by the Chacoan people combining many elements of architectural design, astronomical alignments, and geometry. Chaco structures remain the largest ancient buildings of their type in North America.
Zuni Pueblo - Take highway 53 from Grants west to Arizona. But stop along the way at Zuni for peek into pueblo life. The Zuni Pueblo is nestled in a scenic valley, surrounded by the enchanting mesas located in the McKinley and Cibola counties in the northwestern part of New Mexico. The Zuni are famous for their in-lay jewelry and furniture. There is a cultural and visitors center that traveling guests can find displays of Zuni crafts and offers insight into the Zuni culture. Crownpoint Monthly Navajo Rug Auction- The Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association has been auctioning rugs from all over the reservation since 1968. The Rug Auction at Crownpoint gives buyers the unique opportunity to purchase Navajo rugs directly from the weavers themselves, at prices well below retail. The auction has grown steadily in popularity, and brings buyers from all over the United States and the world.
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
11000 foot Mount Taylor
New Mexico Mining Museum
El Morro National Monument
Old Spanish Missions
You don't have to be a quadrathlon racer to enjoy a ride up Mt Taylor. The trails are moderate in difficulty. Once on top, the views are amazing. http://mttaylorquad.org/
Take A Hike
When you're ready for a walk, we have a walking path back into the lava beds near the KOA. It's graveled, level, and marked. You'll see lava flows and spattered lava as it has laid for thousands of years. You might even see some rabbits.
Meet Your Hosts
"Passing by Gallup? We think you'll like us better. Don't forget to check out our Hot Deals for more fun at our KOA"
Unique volcanic views in a peaceful desert setting are what you would find when visiting Keith and Suzanne Waite's campground. The decision to purchase their KOA campground came in July of 2003 as the couple decided to make outdoor recreation a bigger part of their lives. "We enjoyed camping and the outdoors, and had past jobs at campgrounds," Suzanne stated. They recalled great camping experiences and wanted others to have the same good times and memories.
Keith and Suzanne enjoy the location of the campground and encourage getting outside and seeing local attractions. Paired with a friendly atmosphere, they love to share opportunities for fun and adventure for their campers. Their customer service allows the best camping in the area and the country. Their KOA has been awarded the President's Award every year since 2003.
"The Grants area in northwestern New Mexico is one of the best recreational areas in this part of the country" said Keith. "There is more here than many people know." In one day, campers can hike among ancient lava flow trails and then relax in the comfort of the cool evening back at the KOA. "We have a unique high desert setting," said Suzanne. Check out the El Malpais-http://www.nps.gov/elma/index.htm
In their free time, Keith and Suzanne enjoy hiking, cooking and pets.