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Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your visit to Chaco Culture National Historical Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nageezi trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is an amazing park with a lot of culture and amazing trails! I had a blast and the views will always stay in my memories.The only problem is how to get in and get out of the park. The road is terri...  read more »
  • Well, if you get there, you deserve one. Or at least a Margarita. Or free admission. (Seniors, get your US Park Pass.) 21 miles of washboard dirt road. One way. Just made the last park ranger tour at ...  read more »
  • 600 room ruin from a thousand years ago , astronomy markers and multiple ruins to explore . The place is surreal , educational and allows visits inside. 
  • If you like American history at all, this is an amazing National Park to visit. Not the easiest to get to, but well worth the bumpy ride on gravel roads. Bring lots of water for and be prepared to do some walking!
  • It was new year's day when I was in Chaco canyon , nobody there except another couple of people. Great hiking very spiritual and peaceful. Of the beaten path you have to make a special trip to get there, but if you happened to be near by as it was in my case go see it.
  • An incredible historical gem off the beaten path. if you're in New Mexico, make sure you visit this place. Standing above the ruins of Pueblo Bonito from the Pueblo Alto trail is an amazing way to get an overview of what the ancestral Puebloans were able to do in a desert landscape. Be sure to stay the night and check out some of the darkest skies on the planet!
  • An amazing national park - full of ruins from another time and civilization. There are great hiking opportunities, but it's full desert sun, so go early. Wear hiking boots for the uneven terrain. Beautiful and haunting.
  • Beautiful piece of history. An absolute must for those who have a deeply ingrained love for the past. As always, be respectful. This was someone's home and livelihood.
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