All Day Trip if you do all 3 locals of the Salinas Pueblo Missions (Quarai, Gran Quivira, Abo). Easy to hike & worth the visit, even with being far apart. Start w/Quarai, the Gran Quivira, then Abo or do in reverse but start early. Allow 8 hrs for trip. Closes by 5 or 6 p.m. (season effects) Lots of ruins, fairly low traffic, nice scenerery
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument: Tijeras to Gran Quivira is a 79 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mountainair, NM that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
scenic driving forest views wildlife