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Pueblo Bonito

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Address: Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
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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.

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Take the Ranger tour

Get a better understanding of Pueblo Bonito by accompanying the Range (usaully at 1:30 pm) on a tour of this ruins. Also climb up the Pueblo Alto trail to the PB overlook to get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis M
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Scottsdale, United States
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit but the roads to Chaco Canyon are in a terrible condition, if you come in from the South, you have got 22 miles of unpaved "Graded Roads". If you come in from the North, depending on which route you take, you have either got 7 or 14 miles of roads that are in... More 

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Scottsdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a better understanding of Pueblo Bonito by accompanying the Range (usaully at 1:30 pm) on a tour of this ruins. Also climb up the Pueblo Alto trail to the PB overlook to get an overwiew.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pueblo Bonito is one of the biggest sites in Chaco Canyon. If you can, join a ranger led hike into Pueblo Bonito. It takes about 60 minutes or longer, depending on the interest and interaction of the visitors. Stop at the visitor center for information. Anyway, it is a great way to get inspired to learn more about the people... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We had lots of fun climbing the rocks behind the ruins. You can almost live in the ruins with a roof and everything. No trash and no bugs in early September.

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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Constructed over 4 centuries, Pueblo Bonito had as many as 805 rooms in 5 stories. The clearly marked tour route includes and overlook and stops at the earliest preserved section, the east plaza with numerous kivas and several storage rooms on the lower level.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This particular "big house" is the largest dwelling in Chaco, and one that you can walk through. Catch a ranger talk about the place or to buy a guidebook at the visitors center and follow the numbered stops in the archaeological site.

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

The Ranger tour was awesome! Lots of detail. The booklet helps too! Many interesting features here compared to the other locations.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Pueblo Bonito is part of the amazing Chaco Canyon experience. I visited at 8am on a beautiful sunny morning. I was completely alone. It was an excellent way to experience its energy and beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Take one of the tours of Pueblo Bonito if they are offering them that day. They take about an hour and are very educational. Be sure to bring a good had and a couple bottles of water per person on a hot day.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Sad to see ruins of a once great civilization just vanish possibly due to living in a unsustainable environment - five decade drought? You would think they would develop the ability to adapt and move to a fertile and watered area such as north to the San Juan River in Farmington? The architecture evolved over several centuries with influences from... More 

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