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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Address: Nageezi, NM 87037
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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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NOT a day trip!

Took the Grandson to our favorite NM location for the Fall solstice this September. Like many of our favorite activities in NM, this park is fairly isolated and requires some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the Grandson to our favorite NM location for the Fall solstice this September. Like many of our favorite activities in NM, this park is fairly isolated and requires some preparation before deciding to visit. First off, I would not recommend taking the southern route (from Grants) to the park unless you have a 4x4, and even then the washboard... More 

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Oroville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We basically lost half a day, as we read the road from the south is not recommend without a 4X4, so we ended up having to detour north to Farmington, and enter the park from the other side. You think a national park would have much better road access. The funniest thing is, once you enter the park, the road... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course I was not totally dissatisfied with my visit to Chaco National Park, as the buttes, the pueblos, the skyline, etcetc was breathtakingly beautiful. The park staff at the visitors center was friendly and informative. I just want to warn people because apparently the park is *especially* strict about getting out of there precisely at (if not before) sundown.... More 

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Jefferson, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic value of this site draws visitors from near and far. It was on our "National Park Service" site tour so we had to go. The access from the north is horrific (and it is the recommended route)!! After turning off US-550 on to CR- 7900, there are 11 miles to travel that takes at least 45 minutes to... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Left in the morning from Farmington, was in by mid-morning, and stayed the day. There is so much to see and learn about this place! Almost puts all the other Anasazi sites to shame given the extensiveness and state of preservation of the sites! Plan for an all-day experience, bring water and food, and prepare to be amazed!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Chaco last night and hiked around as many beautiful trails as I could today. I ended my last hike as the sun was setting and on the way out to the parking lot I was greeted by a park ranger car with sirens blaring. At first I was startled that something had happened, then ranger Adam Casey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of Chaco canyon until I read tony hillerman's books. I had also never heard of the extent of archeological materials available and we were blown away by the size, quality and quantity of the ruins that can be seen at Chaco. We arrived using a dirt road (very practicable with a rental car at a reasonable... More 

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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loop drive takes visitors to the most significant great houses. Pueblo Bonito was the largest enclosed structure in North America for nearly 11 centuries and approximately 40% of the great house remains intact. See the enclosing wall, multiple storage rooms, and a dozen or more kivas. In season, ranger guided tours provide context needed to appreciate the structure and... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was planning my vacation, I was undecided on if I wanted to stop here. Seriously, I'm not just glad that I decided visit, but ecstatic that I did. If you have been to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll have to visit here too. You will not be disappointed visiting the Chaco National Historic Site. By no means a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chaco Canyon is home to several Puebloan Indian settlement sites dating from 850 A.D. to around 1200 A.D. It is not only part of the National Park Service, but is also registered by the United Nations as a World Heritage site. A nine mile loop paved road allows visitors easy walking access to each settlement. The site is located in... More 

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