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So many rooms!

We had a Ranger guided tour of this segment of the park - it added much to our understanding of the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Sydney, Australia
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 22 October 2018
Kyle W
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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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
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

We had a Ranger guided tour of this segment of the park - it added much to our understanding of the features we were looking at and built on the knowledge from our first visit in March 2018. Love the place! So much to see,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RobHelen02
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank corneliak360
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2017
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7 September 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
No, they cannot be taken into the ruins.