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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Amazing historical buildings in beautiful remote setting

To see the amazing houses at Chaco Culture Historical Park you have to be prepared to spend quite a... read more

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Amazing and Authentic

To get a true feel for the life And history of these Native Americans this is a place you must... read more

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Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.
Nageezi, NM 87037
+1 505-786-7014
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To see the amazing houses at Chaco Culture Historical Park you have to be prepared to spend quite a bit of time on the road and drive some pretty bad stretches of unpaved road... but it is well worth it. The site of the various...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To get a true feel for the life And history of these Native Americans this is a place you must visit when in the southwest. Fabulous food and craftsmanship in their pottery and jewellery. When one wants the real deal spend some time here and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Chaco Canyon is kind of out of the way -- and you have to navigate some really bad road to get here (several miles between the San Juan County segment and the National Park) -- but it is worth the trouble. This was one of...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much has been written and said about Chaco. Hopefully the fools running the government don't dig there. A majestic spiritual site that is bucket list worthy

Thank crucesdave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our National Parks are our greatest treasure. This park is wonderful. It is one of our most remote parks. There is a long unpaved road before reaching the paved roads in the park. There are several ruins in the center of the park. It is...More

1  Thank Charles W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nobody interested in Native American history should miss this place. The ruins itself, but also the historical controversies surrounding them (the big houses used to be palaces, one important theory goes) are endlessly fascinating. The remoteness of the place is an experience by itself. The...More

1  Thank Sjoerdd d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2017 spring, we tried to go here but were told to forget it since it had been raining. They were correct, this time we made it in. I drove the north entrance which is off Highway 550 in Nageezi. It has 13 miles of...More

2  Thank alphawolfie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights in the campground there. Long access road, 1st 8 miles paved, next 7 not too bad gravel, last 7 pretty rough gravel, but take your time and you'll do fine! Early Pueblos amazing to see the size. Nice hiking opportunities. Cool Collared...More

1  Thank Loggenrock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vary nice and quit place to get photos of. There is also a vister's center . The trail isn't paved it so highly recommend you ware sturdy shoes and some of the things are kinda hard to get to so bring along benaculers and a...More

Thank Laura b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was not really sure what to expect here. The canyon where the buildings are located is already something. But then there is the series of ancient building remains in variouse building styles. It is not the easiest of drives to get there, the unpaved...More

Thank Andy P
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29 August 2018|
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Response from pb1972 | Reviewed this property |
I took hundreds of pictures without a reprimand or permit in sight. Permits could be required for commercial photography.
22 June 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
11 June 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