We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Nageezi, NM 87037
+1 505-786-7014
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Archaeology at Chaco

Excellent except for needing special permits to see some of the basic sites. This was not made... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Primtech
,
Exeter, United Kingdom
This place is amazing

This park is breathtaking and such a peaceful place. The trip into the park is a bit tough with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara A
,
Fort Pierce, Florida
Read all 568 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pueblo bonito” (99 reviews)
“dirt road” (67 reviews)
“visitor center” (80 reviews)
LOCATION
Nageezi, NM 87037
CONTACT
Website
+1 505-786-7014
Write a ReviewReviews (568)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"pueblo bonito"
in 99 reviews
"dirt road"
in 67 reviews
"visitor center"
in 80 reviews
"road conditions"
in 20 reviews
"pollo"
in 18 reviews
"petroglyph trail"
in 12 reviews
"new mexico"
in 58 reviews
"dry weather"
in 8 reviews
"ancestral puebloan"
in 12 reviews
"dark sky"
in 7 reviews
"access road"
in 9 reviews
"the loop"
in 25 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 11 reviews
"remote location"
in 9 reviews
"canyon de chelly"
in 9 reviews
"milky way"
in 8 reviews
"flush toilets"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent except for needing special permits to see some of the basic sites. This was not made clear to us at the reception desk and we only found out when we arrived at the access point. Also,the museum is lacking artifacts in the displays. There...More

Thank Primtech
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

This park is breathtaking and such a peaceful place. The trip into the park is a bit tough with dirt road and rocky but it is worth that to get to the park. The camping area is great and so close to the canyon walls....More

Thank Barbara A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is on par with Mesa Verde in terms of "wow factor." It is very remote and the road to the park is extremely rough. We hired a guide with a large 4wd truck and felt that this was a worthwhile investment given how...More

Thank plazb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The original Pueblo people where absolutely amazing! Why don’t they teach us about them in school? Their construction reflects a sophisticated and thriving culture that I knew nothing about. The vast size and number of structures blew my mind. Well worth the drive. There were...More

Thank Sunshinemv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a magical place. This was my second visit (undertaken in March 2018 in fine, sunny weather), my first having been a whistle-stop visit of some two hours in 1995. My adult son and I (both UK residents) drove from Durango CO to Chaco...More

2  Thank MADPhilOxon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before heading into the canyon a couple of suggestions. Stop at the gas station on HWY 550 to get water and go to the bathroom. There is nothing along the way and the visitor's center does not carry many items. The road in is 21...More

Thank mistymadisonjo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

UNESCO World Heritage Centre -- that's a huge honor, and much deserved, for this park. I was thrilled to walk among the ruins on a self-guided tour. This park is not heavily visited in March, perhaps because of its remote location and the need to...More

Thank John G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Coming from the south, it was easy to find! The 20 miles of unpaved road took us 50 minutes in a truck! Definitely bring snacks/drinks. Picnic tables at visitors center. The 9 mile loop is paved. Ruins/petroglyphs/history are just amazing! Uneven ground, make sure you...More

Thank momdzall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Getting to this National Park is not as difficult as some make it. Once you get off US 550 you travel on paved road for about 6-7 miles, then a gravel road for about 7 miles, then a dirt road for about 5 miles until...More

2  Thank russcox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This is my second visit to this park. The first time was over 40 years ago and I've always wanted to return. Yes, the road to the park isn't paved, but both routes really aren't that bad unless it's recently poured rain. You WILL be...More

3  Thank Coldduck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Nageezi Hotels
Best Western Plus Territorial Inn & Suites
358 reviews
72.08 km away
Super 8 Bloomfield
209 reviews
72.40 km away
Bloomfield Motel
72.41 km away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Farmington / Bloomfield
249 reviews
75.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Serious Texas Bar-B-Q (Bloomfield NM)
46 reviews
72.51 km away
Roadside Restaurant
88 reviews
72.18 km away
Blake's Lotaburger
18 reviews
72.09 km away
Sonya’s Cookin
31 reviews
71.91 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
232 reviews
33.21 km away
Angel Peak Recreation Area
40 reviews
51.60 km away
Bowlins Continental Divide Trading Post
18 reviews
77.84 km away
Wines of the San Juan
60 reviews
79.36 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
1234texas
16 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from AptosAmy | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are. Check the Chaco Canyon Website or phone them.
0
Votes
bkristoff
29 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Dawn R | Reviewed this property |
Like the other answers, as long is there is no rain forecast, you should be fine. Just know that the last 21 miles will take you over an hour to traverse. We were there with our 20' RV recently, and it is extreme... More
0
Votes
Sky L
12 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Txrivergal | Reviewed this property |
The tent only section of Gallo is in a small side canyon. I think that will protect you from restroom and rv lights. There is a trail to the top of the canyon that is supposed to be off limits after dark but we heard several... More
1
Vote