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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Address: Nageezi, NM 87037
Phone Number: 505-786-7014
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Activities: Hiking, Walking, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings...
Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.
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We were amused by the two "poor" reviews re: this site on Tripadvisor. Apparently, not everyone reads NPS descriptions and other reviews in advance. Yes, the road was a struggle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were amused by the two "poor" reviews re: this site on Tripadvisor. Apparently, not everyone reads NPS descriptions and other reviews in advance. Yes, the road was a struggle, but we made it just fine in a Corolla. So what if you have to slow down to 10 mph and avoid ruts once in a while? Does there have... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I camped overnight here with our three adult children and my son's girlfriend. We arrived in the early evening, attended a presentation by the ranger, and, since the sky was cloudy, we went back to our tent. We set alarms for 1 am and 3 am to take a look at the sky since this is an... More 

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Jefferson, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We have been here several times, and it never disappoints. This large site has many building ruins to explore, with satellite locations a few miles out surrounding this location. Best to go in Fall or Spring. Two entrances, the south one is a dirt road, to be undertaken in rain. Even with 4 wheel drive, you will get stuck. Main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We travelled the unpaved road when it was warm and dry, so there was no problem crossing the wash ( which was bone dry). Although it was a bit rough at times, there was no major problem in getting to the Historical Park. We had an SUV, which was fine. The visitors' center staff were friendly, but there wasn't much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This site probably deserves 5 stars but I went with ( not so ) Great SouthwesternTours and the guide didn't know where the better petroglyphs were. Not only was is outstanding historically out guide took a wrong turn on the way out and we got to see a herd of elk, including a nursing calf and an adult male.

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We travelled from Denver to Vegas and all parks between. We were told by other native groups in New Mexico that Chaco was Epicentre of North American native culture. It is sacred space. Park is located off main road, paved then a gravel road. Not like any other park. Spiritual and basic. Not a ton of visitors. Chaco 800 AD... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I love Chaco Canyon. I'd only been there once before, about a dozen years ago but I really enjoyed it and was excited to share it with my children. Annoying Stuff 1. You will be driving on dirt roads to get there. 2. You will most likely have only Pot-a-Potties and outhouses while there. 3. It will be dry and... More 

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Omro, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It takes a while to get there and the roads are rough, but it is worth the journey. It deserves the title National Historic Park. Getting there was an adventure, and then we truly enjoyed the ruins.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved learning about the original inhabitants of the area. It's very hot and dry in summer. Ware a hat and take plenty of water.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Chaco is a magical place, if only for the silent vestiges of a monumental civilizations that created itself out of the harsh desert environment. What adds to the experience is the approach from the south (coming from Albequerque) You leave the interstate and are soon on a dirt road that seems to go on forever. You begin to wonder if... More 

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Address: Nageezi, NM 87037
Phone Number: 505-786-7014
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Nageezi

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