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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Nageezi, NM 87037
+1 505-786-7014
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Amazing ruins.

The complex of ruins in Chaco Canyon is amazing. They are quite large and interesting. There are... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
rjs15
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PA
Vast Ruins

It's amazing. It's beautiful. It's not to be missed! The ruins of the Chacoan culture are some of... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
JO ANN M
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New Jersey
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Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pueblo bonito” (104 reviews)
“dirt road” (68 reviews)
“visitor center” (81 reviews)
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Nageezi, NM 87037
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"visitor center"
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"pollo"
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"petroglyph trail"
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"dry weather"
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"new mexico"
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"ancestral puebloan"
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"dark sky"
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"access road"
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"the loop"
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"wheel drive"
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"remote location"
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"flush toilets"
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"canyon de chelly"
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

The complex of ruins in Chaco Canyon is amazing. They are quite large and interesting. There are hiking trails where you can walk between sites, and a trail along the wall of the canyon where you can see petroglyphs. The canyon is out of the...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018

It's amazing. It's beautiful. It's not to be missed! The ruins of the Chacoan culture are some of the largest of the many early native American locations that we have visited.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This is a good stop if you are driving on 550 towards Durango. Access to this site is through a long dirt road so make sure you have a vehicle that can handle that type of road. We were limited in time, so we were...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

I have always wanted to visit this area, just a few hours from Albuquerque. I had made camp site reservations on the US Forestry site which was easy. The check in staff at the visitors center was great all set to go.. Lovely visitor's center....More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Chaco is a bucket list type location. It is important enough to be a World Heritage Site - the only one in our country. It is not easy to get to - both roads in are washboard dirt as you get close. The only way...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The Chaco Historic Park is a bit out of the way but well worth the trip. One of the buildings was the largest in North America until New York began building sky scrapers! The volunteer interpreter we spoke to was very knowledgeable, and gave us...More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Chaco Canyon is a wonderful place to visit. The long dirt road to get there is part of the whole experience. I stopped by and hiked around all the ruins. So much history to see there. I stayed in the campground and it was very...More

1  Thank Fred B
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We drove to Chaco from Farmington on the 371 and it seemed to take forever. There are few signs and our satnav gave up a long way from our destination. We just kept going and finally did reach our destination. The road was mostly dirt...More

1  Thank Che08
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Chaco Canyon is not for the faint of heart. And I'm SO glad that we went there. It is a long bit on a gravel road with a good bit of washboarding, but the drive was not too bad. We were there in April and...More

Thank AmyNorthCarolina
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Visiting Chaco Canyon had been on our wish list for years. We spent one day exploring three of the major pueblos: Bonito, Chetro Ketl, and Arroyo. There is much more to explore. In comparison to Paquime, located in Chihuahua, Mexico, Chaco leaves the visitor with...More

1  Thank Linda F
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babyowl13
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Primtech | Reviewed this property |
Much depends on your interests. The Great Houses are spectacular in their own right but unless you have some understanding of the 'normal' way that the people lived it is difficult to really appreciate them. The National... More
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aralynhughes
June 10, 2018|
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Response from RobHelen02 | Reviewed this property |
all the comments above are pretty much what we would suggest... and staying overnight is a must
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1234texas
December 15, 2017|
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Response from AptosAmy | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are. Check the Chaco Canyon Website or phone them.
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