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interesting formation

you can see this butte from a great viewpoint along the road in Chaco Canyon. Bring binoculars... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cornelia k
Beautiful

I photographed this from so many locations. Tidbits of information were told of this special place... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Elaine P
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Located in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, this geological formation rises 442 feet and contains three slabs and spiral petroglyphs that mark the cycles of the sun and moon.
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“chaco canyon” (10 reviews)
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Nageezi, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can see this butte from a great viewpoint along the road in Chaco Canyon. Bring binoculars. interesting timepiece, great signage to learn about the sun orientation

Thank cornelia k
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I photographed this from so many locations. Tidbits of information were told of this special place on a few of our tours. Excellent photo opportunity :)

Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Literally that - a landmark that helps you keep oriented wherever you are in Chaco Canyon. Amazing to think of the possibility of an ancient ramp and the solstice pictographs

Thank pb1972
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Fajada Butte is very prominent in the Chaco landscape. Besides it's impressive size, Fajada is home to one of the most iconic features of the park. It is called the Sun Dagger. Up on the butte the ancient puebloans carved a spiraled circular impression on...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A great look at rock formations and seeing the various sedimentary rock layers as well as the gully's from water erosion.

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

According to guides, at one time it was possible to climb the Butte, however, now it is off limits due to its importance to Native Americans. The guide noted that there are ruins located further up the Butte. It is a striking symbol near the...More

Thank wewhynot
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The butte is large enough it dominates the valley floor. I don't think tourists/visitors are allowed on the butte, so it is sort of a pretty background.

Thank Kevin032452
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We did not get onto Fajada Butte (don't think it is permitted), but it is a picturesque natural monument and one that has a fascinating story about the archaeological discovery of slabs of rock placed so annual solar events could be recorded or documented. Be...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Oh my, another great American treasure that is worth your time to see and explore. Incredible and worth the time

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We made it about half way before getting rainedout, but we know what is there. The vetical rocks hide the great spiral that is best seen on the solstice and equinox. it is the basis for the alignment of the buildings in the cultural area....More

Thank Steve C
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