Local Attractions


While you're here visiting the Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival make sure you stop in at some of our other great Aztec attractions. Don't have time to do it all? Make a mini-vacation out of it and consider staying an extra night!


Road Apple Rally Mountain Bike Race

Race into history. Experience the land of the Ancients in America's oldest mountain bike race. 

While you are in town for the Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival enter into the Road Apple Rally then show your race bib and get $5 off the price of admission! www.RoadAppleRally.com


Aztec Ruins National Monument

84 CR 2900 (Ruins Road)

Aztec, NM 87410


(505) 334-6174


Pueblo people describe this site as part of their migration journey. Today you can follow their ancient passageways to a distant time. Explore a 900-year old Ancestral Pueblo Great House of over 400 masonry rooms. Look up and see original timbers holding up the roof. Search for the fingerprints of ancient workers in the mortar. Listen for an echo of ritual drums in the reconstructed Great Kiva. This unique site is also a World Heritage Destination. 

Park entrance is $5.00 per adult. Admission is free for children 15 and under. The entrance pass is valid for seven days.

Sutherland Farms Market

745 CR 2900 (Ruins Road)

Aztec, NM 87410


(505) 334-3578


Our family's mission is to provide a taste of agriculture to those that might not otherwise experience it. 

We have a retail market on the farm where we offer our fresh picked produce as well as locally produced items such as honey, cider, jams, pickles and all natural beef. You may order special gift baskets made with any of our products. Check out the Purple Cow Kafe for Green Chile Cheeseburgers and smoked meat sandwiches always available.On October weekends is our Pumpkin Festival when the families visit for hayrides to the field to pick their pumpkin, games for all ages - a corn pit, barrel train rides, petting zoo, food and much more!



Aztec Speedway

420 Legion Road

Aztec, NM 87410


(505) 258-3978


Come visit our historic speedway!


  • Adults $15; Military/Seniors $12 * Youth 6 – 14 $10 * Kids 5 & under free!


  • Family Pack!! $35; for 2 adults and 3 youths.



Feat of Clay

107 S Main Avenue

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-4335


Local Art Gallery

Located in historic downtown Aztec, Feat of Clay is an artist co-op of 13 local artists selling pottery, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photography, mixed media, cards, prints, and more. 


Where to stay!


On behalf of the The Aztec Highland Games and Celtic Festival and The San Juan Scottish Fiddle Society, I would like to thank you for your interest in attending and/or participating in our event. Below are some lodging options in and around Aztec, NM, home of the Aztec Highland Games & Celtic Festival. We recommend that you first consider staying in Aztec as it best supports our local community and offers you the greatest convenience. The surrounding cities of Bloomfield, Farmington, and Durango are all within reasonable commute and offer additional lodging options.

Presidential Inn &Suites

Official Hotel of the Highland Games

623 Phoenix Court

Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-4014


**Be sure to mention the Aztec Highland Games when booking to get special rates!

Step Back Inn

123 W Aztec Boulevard 

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-1200



Ruins Road RV Park & Campground

312 Ruins Road

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-3160


The city of Aztec is located in San Juan County in the northwest corner of New Mexico, and is home to 6,600 residents. Aztec and the nearby cities of Farmington and Bloomfield are great places from which you can explore the area's many historical, recreational, and scenic attractions.



See below for a sample of local attractions and places to stay during your visit. For more information, visit the City of Aztec's website: