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Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.
Nageezi, NM 87037
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a Day Tour with Kialo Winters of Navajo Tours USA. The tour was most of a day from Nageezi on Highway 550 to avoid smashing up my rental car. Well worth doing and Kialo was a very informative Guide and gave great insights including...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank george45
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We had read that the roads were rough, but that was an understatement. Entering from the direction of Farmington, the last four + miles were bone-jarring. But, it was worth it! The loop drive has some spectacular views and several of the ruins are easily...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ldean3954
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went with Tori from Salmon Ruins. We did a tour with her 18 months ago to the Bisti Wilderness and loved it. Her tour of Chaco was just as good. You can do Chaco on your own, but having someone else...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Emeraldbay526
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Getting there is uncomfortable because of the one section of un- maintained gravel road about 4 miles long. This is because of disputes between different governing agencies. Drive from the main highway is about 45 minutes. But once you get there sit down and watch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ralph R
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The roads into Chaco from US 550 are much improved. There is a ton of fracking going on nearby so service roads are being well maintained by the gas companies.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank calcs47
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

I have been wanting to come here for so long not disappointed. The ruins are fascinating Camped in my car for one night Wish I could have been there for the night sky program missed that because they don’t do it on Sunday I did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CindyT615
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Chaco Canyon is not easy to get to. It is midway between Farmington and Cuba, New Mexico, and 45 minutes on a gravel/dirt road after you leave Highway 550. There are no accommodations or food service at the park. Nevertheless, it is well worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Kyle W
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We went to Hovenweep, Aztec Ruins, Chaco, and Mesa Verde this trip. All offer a different and unique perspective of the Pueblo Indians during various time periods. They were all worth the time spent. Chaco has so many large sites spread over the distance. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RuthAnnW_11
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

To see the amazing houses at Chaco Culture Historical Park you have to be prepared to spend quite a bit of time on the road and drive some pretty bad stretches of unpaved road... but it is well worth it. The site of the various...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IB E
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

To get a true feel for the life And history of these Native Americans this is a place you must visit when in the southwest. Fabulous food and craftsmanship in their pottery and jewellery. When one wants the real deal spend some time here and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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January 8, 2019|
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Response from Sjoerddd | Reviewed this property |
There are no turnstiles or anything, if that’s what you mean. Access is via dirt roads. But do check with NPS before heading out.
October 15, 2018|
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Response from TravelinSuz | Reviewed this property |
No, there’s only camping and RV slots that I saw. They may have cabins, but I don’t think so. It’s definitely worth going.
August 28, 2018|
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Response from pb1972 | Reviewed this property |
I took hundreds of pictures without a reprimand or permit in sight. Permits could be required for commercial photography.