Three historic sites in a little visited area of New Mexico are protected as Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
, either side of the small town of Mountainair along US 60. Each contains the remains of a large, Spanish mission from the 17th century, beside the lesser remains of an ancient pueblo, and all are surrounded by flat grasslands typical of the east and center of the state. Named Quarai, Abó and Gran Quivera (the largest and most remote), the settlements are photogenic and evocative, their appeal enhanced by the low number of visitors.
Salinas Pueblo Missions - full description