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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Nageezi, NM 87037
+1 505-786-7014
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Amazing ancient cultural experience

Not on the beaten path,but well worth the journey. Accessible from either Farmington,NM or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
H0wardL713
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Peoria, Arizona
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Road Solution! Rent a car

We stayed in Bernalillo and since we drive an older minivan, we decided to rent a car for the day... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pohouse
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pueblo bonito” (102 reviews)
“dirt road” (68 reviews)
“visitor center” (80 reviews)
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Nageezi, NM 87037
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+1 505-786-7014
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"pueblo bonito"
in 102 reviews
"dirt road"
in 68 reviews
"visitor center"
in 80 reviews
"road conditions"
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"pollo"
in 18 reviews
"dry weather"
in 9 reviews
"new mexico"
in 59 reviews
"petroglyph trail"
in 12 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
"flush toilets"
in 6 reviews
"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not on the beaten path,but well worth the journey. Accessible from either Farmington,NM or Albuquerque. Heads up....the last 13 miles is one unpaved roads. The first 8 miles are on a maintained gravel road...the final 4.5 miles is an unmaintained, rutted,washboard teeth chattering road. Once...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in Bernalillo and since we drive an older minivan, we decided to rent a car for the day. $40 bucks from Albuquerque Airport. Took cooler and sandwiches. There are two ways to get there, from the South and North. We entered using the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

So even though this is a UNESCO word heritage site, it is really a ride to get here. We literally drove over 20 miles one way of unpaved roads to arrive at the park. But once the park starts, the facilities & roads are excellent....More

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is home to beautiful and historical Native American Pueblos. It was seen as the major urban center of ancestral Puebloan culture. Do not miss Pueblo Bonito, Casa Rinconada, Petroglyph Trail and, of course, the Dark Sky presentation at the Observatory on clear nights....More

Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good drive up from Albuquerque and had plenty of time to hike the Pueblo Alto loop. We really liked the pecked basins, ramps, Pueblo Bonita overlook, and the staircase. We made reservations at the campground. Attended night lecture on astronomy- great speaker!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive in to the Parc entrance is hell. It takes about an hour each way- so be sure not to be in a hurry. At some parts the car shook so much we were afraid of our tyres. The visitor Center is very good,...More

Thank EllenChr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard it said the ruins of Chaco Canyon are the Marcho Pichu of North America. The ruins are amazing and not too be missed. Yes it is a long way out and part of the trip is bumpy dirt road, but it is worth...More

Thank Doreen A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The complex of ruins in Chaco Canyon is amazing. They are quite large and interesting. There are hiking trails where you can walk between sites, and a trail along the wall of the canyon where you can see petroglyphs. The canyon is out of the...More

Thank rjs15
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's amazing. It's beautiful. It's not to be missed! The ruins of the Chacoan culture are some of the largest of the many early native American locations that we have visited.

Thank JO ANN M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good stop if you are driving on 550 towards Durango. Access to this site is through a long dirt road so make sure you have a vehicle that can handle that type of road. We were limited in time, so we were...More

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aralynhughes
11 June 2018|
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Response from RobHelen02 | Reviewed this property |
all the comments above are pretty much what we would suggest... and staying overnight is a must
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1234texas
16 December 2017|
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Response from AptosAmy | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are. Check the Chaco Canyon Website or phone them.
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bkristoff
29 September 2017|
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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
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