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If you go to Chaco, you better not miss this!

Go first on the ranger-led tour, then hike the trails around it on your own. The craftsmanship of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kyle W
Los Alamos, New Mexico

It was pouring when we visited and yet we spent an hour exploring. It is awe inspiring and simply... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
+1 505-786-7014
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This is the largest ruin in the park and was the largest Great House in the valley. A lot of this Great House has been excavated and you are able to walk through a lot of the site. If you can take a ranger lead...More

4  Thank russcox
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go first on the ranger-led tour, then hike the trails around it on your own. The craftsmanship of the people who build these places is amazing.

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was pouring when we visited and yet we spent an hour exploring. It is awe inspiring and simply beautiful. Well worth the long journey and bad dirt road.

Thank IB E
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A really well presented park. We stopped off at the visitor center and bought the guide - usd 1 - well worth the minimal cost - we did a self guided tour around the ruins reading our book as we went - it explained so...More

Thank gilljm
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This extremely well preserved and restored ruin is among the most impressive in the Southwest. There is an excellent Ranger-led interpretive talk that will help put you in the shoes of the people who built and used this magnificent facility which shows the use of...More

Thank Elliot S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This remarkable preservation is the keystone to the surrounding pueblo culture. While it raises as many questions as it answers, there is no question of its unique value in understanding early human life on the Colorado Plateau. Warning: the roads in vary from really bad...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

the meaning and architecture are mind boggling. the brilliance of the ancients is humbling. walking thru time back hundreds of years is refreshingly excciting

Thank cornelia k
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Start at the visitor center to learn the background. Get a guide booklet to explain the numbered features. Then learn about a civilization you never knew existed. Unfortunately, most of the artifacts were not on display in the visitor center. I expect them to appear...More

Thank Frank N
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This D-shaped, iconic ruin is the highlight of the park and the one spot you shouldn't miss. Plan on 60-90 minutes to explore it thoroughly, but taking one of the ranger-led tours is recommended. I would personally recommend adding the 60 minute hike to the...More

1  Thank AeneasAtSea
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We went on our own, no tour. I took a moment to meditate in one of the structures. It was amazing to imagine the history of the ancient Anasazi, the people that may have sat in that very spot!

1  Thank Derek D
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We took a guided tour of this place and our knowledgeable guide took us through the ruins, sharing so many stories about the peoples who lived here 1000 years ago. This is truly a spectacular place and is a MUST SEE when in Chaco Culture...More

Thank Elaine P
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
No, they cannot be taken into the ruins.