Aztec Ruins To Join National Geographic Trail

May 3, 2012

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Aztec Ruins National Monument is slated to play host to a National Geographic "geotourism" trail of the Four Corners.

The launching of geotourism trial is scheduled June 2 at the ruin site in Aztec. N.M. The launch will include American Indian ceremonial dancers and excursions to nearby geotourism sites.

Geotourism is tourism that helps the geographic character of a place, its environment, culture, and heritage.

At the launch, National Geographic will release a map entitled "Four Corners Region: Trail of the Ancients" aimed at providing details on archaeological sites, scenic landscapes and wildlife viewing areas. National Geographic also will unveil an interactive website on the Four Corner region that will offer more information on area attractions.


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