About Zuni Pueblo
In 1540 the Spanish conquerors of Mexico heard a tale of cites of vast wealth in the distant north of Mexico, which became associated with the "Seven Cities of Cibola," after a Spanish legend. An army was immediately dispatched to take possession of the wealth. Upon arriving, they found that the tale was false and that no wealth was awaiting them. A sign outside modern-day Zuni Pueblo designates this town as the city the Spanish were actually seeking. The pueblo was abandoned during a subsequent war, and was resettled in 1699.
Zuni Pueblo is part of the Zuni Indian Reservation which covers 723 square miles of the surrounding area.
New Mexico Highway 53 passes through Zuni Pueblo, leading to Arizona a short distance to the west, and Ramah further east. The elevation is 6282 feet.
Pia Mesa Road
Sandy Springs Road
State Highway 53
Zuni Route 301