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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  • The sites are beautiful and historically relevant. The only issue we had was that the roads getting to the park are unpaved (washboard roads) and difficult to drive on. It took some time in our Suburban to get there after we left the paved portion, and we actually saw one minivan actually turn around rather than keep driving through them. Plan on extra time to get there from the main road; it took us nearly an hour each way.
  • The drive to Chaco Canyon can be questionable. 45 minute drive on a dirt road with approximately 11 cattle guards. I did not get to spend as much time that I would like at such a beautiful place. I plan on going back in at least spending a full day hiking. It is amazing to see what our ancestors have built. A definite stop on your traveling of national parks in New Mexico!
  • This place was WELL worth the bumpy dirt road to get here. Been to Mesa Verde and other ruins across the Colorado Plateau but this is on an entire new level. The architecture and scale is well above anything else we have seen.
  • One if the most rustic places... But one of the top two places on our vacation..... Its an absolute must! Tranquility and Spiritual Experiences await.....no crowds.. Helpful staff... Amazing washboard road.. No kidding.. Its all part of the journey... Just beautiful!
  • A bucket list destination for those interested in seeing the biggest and best of the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan culture. Primitive road accessing the ruins is not passable when wet. This place is nothing less than jaw-dropping. A must see!

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