Coronado State Monument includes the partially reconstructed ruins of the ancient Pueblo of Kuaua. The pueblo of Kuaua was occupied from 1300 AD and abandoned near the end of the 16th Century. Today you can visit this historical site and learn about the history of the Kuaua pueblo people. An interpretive trail (1/5 of a mile) winds through the site leading to a reconstructed kiva (ceremonial chamber) that was excavated at the site in the 1930s. Many decorated layers were revealed and are considered the finest example of pre-contact mural art in the United States. Enjoy the spectacular view, bring a lunch and walk our interpretive trails or sit by a ramada/shelter overlooking the Sandia Mountain and the Rio Grande.