We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pueblo Bonito

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
Improve this listing
Description: Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great...
Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A powerful and mysterious place

Chaco Culture is an amazing place to visit with the remnants of a culture that existed 1000 years ago. The drive to the park can be heroic, particularly after bad weather, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
John N
,
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Chaco Culture is an amazing place to visit with the remnants of a culture that existed 1000 years ago. The drive to the park can be heroic, particularly after bad weather, but the isolation is a big reason why these amazing structures still exist. If a first time visitor, take the time to start at the visitor center and see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was my kids favorite site at Chaco. They allow you to go through the ruins with well marked signs to guide you. They loved ducking through the doorways to see what was next and felt like it was a maze. Well kept and very information guide book too. Only $12 car permit, good for 7 days.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clearwater, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The keystone of our visit. Truly humbling to see such a structure and realize its age and significance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
170 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was the largest, most important & most impressive area of Chaco, made all the more fascinating because you are able to walk through many of the rooms. This helps greatly in affording you a far more personal feel for the lives and rituals of the ancient Puebloans. You can wander around on your own & stop wherever and whenever... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harbor City, CA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Pueblo Bonito is the largest dwelling in Chaco. You can enter part of the ruins to take photos or dwell on the greatness of the Ancestral Puebloan culture. There is much to see so take your time. An added bonus is hiking up a trail that takes you up to the top of the mesa that overlooks Pueblo Bonito. You... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chico, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When visitors think of Chaco Canyon, they usually mention Pueblo Bonito first, and it's definitely worth the effort. I found Chetro Ketl more impressive, but Pueblo Bonito is well excavated, the ruins you can see there are larger, and the site is impressive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
160 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is amazing! This particular settlement is huge and well-preserved. You get to go climb around inside the dwellings/rooms and explore, which is something that's not allowed at many of these types of sites. If you're visiting Chaco Canyon and only have limited time, this is the portion that you need to see. The others are awesome as well, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nokomis, Florida
Level Contributor
104 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

You better have a couple of hours to visit this place. If you take your time and really soak it in...where you're standing, what happened centuries ago....you'll enjoy it much more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Agoura, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

To wander freely most of the still-standing 1,000-year-old cultural center of the Pueblan people is a moving, humbling experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville, NC, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Amazing and moving site of old Anasazi civilization. Amazed at what they built and you'll wonder, "what happened?"

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Pueblo Bonito? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pueblo Bonito staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?