Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi

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Explore the architectural remains of the Pueblo people from 850 CE to 1250 CE preserved at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the park is significant for its ceremonial structures and impressively advanced engineering. Marvel at the quarried sandstone blocks and hauled timber constructions, a testament to the Pueblos' sophisticated understanding. Tourists can opt to tour by foot or by bike and are welcome to partake in campfires and stargazing. The road to the park is quite rough, so expect the trip to require skilled driving. Once there, you'll find plenty of trails to hike and petroglyphs to appreciate. Come prepared with comfortable shoes for the long walks and be sure to pack food and water. Put Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other Nageezi attractions into our Nageezi trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Chaco Canyon is the southernmost point of the trilogy of Mesa Verde, Atztec, Chaco Culture National Park which shows the development of the architecture of the "Pueblo" Indians. Much is still unexplored, but the impressive ruins speak their own language. Main points for fast travelers are Chetro Keli and Pueblo bonito. Particular the latter impresses by its size and logistical performance that was necessary for the construction of a such big compact settlement. The performance of the current administration, that it has not even managed to build a paved road is not as great. So unfortunately long driving on gravel and uneven streets with chatter marks.
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  • Amazing hikes, beautiful scenery. The craftsmanship of the structures is mind blowing. You walk through the ruins, and wonder what life must have been like, when people were living here.  more »
  • Visitor center and park rangers can tell you the story of Chaco canyon construction. There is also a DVD narrated by Robert Redford that I would highly recommend. Night time tours are available, but b...  more »
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  • One of the biggest Indian ruins in the US. I've been twice and still haven't seen everything. Really amazing to see these old structures. They have a loop trail that you drive your car through with different sites along the way where you can park and walk around and through the ruins. This park has numerous hiking trails to view the dwellings from a bird's eye view,. I would recommend to bring snacks and plenty of water because it's in the middle of nowhere.
  • History from 800BC to 1250 BC! A mind boggling experience. The engineering wonder of the world. How did they create this without horses or wheels? This is a must for all generations.
  • there is a reason why all roads led to Chaco Canyon back in ancient times. I spent 3 days on a solo trip here and was blown away by the craftsmanship the ancient builders had with no mortar are you kidding me??! wow! this place is an almost spiritual reawakening, good place to get in tune with yourself. read up on the culture before coming here and you will understand more
  • One of the coolest places in America, walking the same steps my ancestors walked was almost spiritual. Seeing the Super Nova Glyph which was a 4 mile walk from the entrance was a heck of an experience. Chaco Canyon is the middle of nowhere so at night you can see the sky in its entire majesty! The ruins are amazing the hikes are awesome. If you are and adventurer this is the place for you. If you are a stay at home body, stay at home you will hate this place.
  • Absolutely incredible place. A deep respect is certainly necessary. There is a feeling you get when you are here and it truly makes you appreciate the story of human willpower.
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