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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Address: Nageezi, NM 87037
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+1 505-786-7014

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 your average ruins.

Once you navigate the not so good dirt roads (and not when it rains), the park is well worth the visit. Can do it all in one day, including talks by park guides. If you want to... read more

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Rocky T
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you navigate the not so good dirt roads (and not when it rains), the park is well worth the visit. Can do it all in one day, including talks by park guides. If you want to do all the trails, though, need more time. And be prepared for a whole different perspective about these ancient dwellings. As noted elsewhere,... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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507 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is really a misnomer to call these sites by the name of "ruins". They are very much alive for the descendants of these ancient pueblo people. They come to visit their ancestor's spirits regularly to keep them alive. The largest pueblo structures are found at this site. Also the most numerous. There are guided tours, but you can also... More 

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Mexico City
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560 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place. Lots of ruins, very interesting with great views of the surrounding mountains and desert. The drive is quite far away of any place, but it worth it.

Thank kartikmexico
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148 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CCNHP is not easy to get to but it is worth the trip. The road is a bit rough and the south route was just graded, take your time and enjoy the exportable. We camped (tent) and the campground was quite nice although a bit primitive. Bathrooms are great but no showers. The night sky star viewing is stunning and... More 

1 Thank NoName007
New York City
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While planning our trip to New Mexico and Arizona, we decided to include Chaco Culture National Park. We knew a little bit about the Chaco civilization, and were intrigued. Since the canyon is very remote, we decided to spend one night camping with our children. It was a wonderful experience! We took the Northern route in (rough, but fine for... More 

1 Thank Lilly_nyc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a great time, long drive but totally worth it. Pueblo Bonito was amazing, to walk among the ancient walls and kivas and through the little doorways was the highlight of our trip.

1 Thank April C
Hyderabad, India
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unimaginably ill condition of the access road. Hard to believe that this place is in US and is valued this less... Horrible road, no food, very basic facilities... The main attraction though, is worth visiting, interesting 'real american' place. More natives should be employed as guides though, than employing (spoiling?) them with casinos in this area. Carry enough water, user... More 

Thank Samarpak
Roosevelt, Utah
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97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place! Not the greatest place to get to. Got to have more than one day to really experience . Deffenetly want to go back here.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this place as being a great place to see the stars and view some native ruins. Both were true and in a big way. The stars were amazing however I was not prepared for how cold it gets in the evenings. It was in the high 20's c in the day and below 0 at night. Yikes.... More 

3 Thank Sandy M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A great place to visit. The visitor centre staff are very helpful, the ruins are really interesting, and the trails are easy to follow. If you do visit this location allow at least twice as much time as you think you will need, there is a lot to see. But the roads are very bad, no matter whether you come... More 

4 Thank William M

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