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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Address: Nageezi, NM 87037
Phone Number: +1 505-786-7014
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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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8th Wonder of the World

If you have not visited Chaco Canyon yet your life is empty. Need to visit and walk about Pueblo Bonito and all of the other grand ruins of this out of the way and spectacular... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have not visited Chaco Canyon yet your life is empty. Need to visit and walk about Pueblo Bonito and all of the other grand ruins of this out of the way and spectacular place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third time to this amazing historical anasazi site. It's the most extensive array of "ruins" in excellent shape that we've visited. Almost 30 miles from the cutoff at Red Mesa Store, mostly over gravel roads (don't let that scare you away - please just take it easy!), this site "blows one's mind" in its construction, significant restoration... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We added Chaco Canyon late in our trip to New Mexico by realizing diving back across the state was just too much. We didn't do our research to realize this was a full day or more of a trip. There are lots of incredible sites, knowledgeable staff etc. The road up from the south is horrible. I've done jeeping in... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Anasazi Ruin site! Filled with pueblos, petroglyphs, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, and nature Chaco Canyon does not disappoint! Yes, very much off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Plan on camping out, if you can stay for a couple of days,great. Don't forget Chaco Canyon is a dark sky park, so bring you telescopes! The sky is just gorgeous,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is unique and a humanitarian treasure. If you're looking at this review, you already know about the beautiful ruins. Here's some practical info: check road conditions before you come. The last several miles of the north entrance road is the shortest route off a major highway, but can be rutted and muddy when wet. It is okay in... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is full of wonderful ancient ruins and vast amounts of history and prehistory. Great PIX to follow. We went in mid-October so we wouldn't bake our brains out, good move. Just be careful on the road in because the last 5 miles are terrible, the actual park roads are fine. Regards, OldeBear

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Old Town, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Awesome park. Something for everyone, one you crawl in over the road. It is very rough, for many miles, and I imagine soup in the rain or even a sprinkle. Once you reach the park itself the hot top is very welcome. Booklets are available to purchase, at the visitor center, for a small fee to learn about the ruins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

One of the treasures of the world. Not easy to get to but totally worth the effort. The hype about the drive is overstated unless there is rain. A must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

It is an amazing park with a lot of culture and amazing trails! I had a blast and the views will always stay in my memories.The only problem is how to get in and get out of the park. The road is terrible and you gonna drive 20mi/h for like 45 minutes and the way out google sent us to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Well, if you get there, you deserve one. Or at least a Margarita. Or free admission. (Seniors, get your US Park Pass.) 21 miles of washboard dirt road. One way. Just made the last park ranger tour at 2 PM--2 hours of unbelievably interesting history (thanks, Steve) and we were around and in the Pueblo Bonito, the largest edifice on... More 

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