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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Nageezi, NM 87037
+1 505-786-7014
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20-Year Wait was So Worth It!

My husband and I have talked about making the trip to Chaco Canyon since1997. We've been to New... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomasville, Georgia
The roads may be tough, but it is so worth it.

As others have opined the access roads are not the best, but with a high clearance vehicle it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin T
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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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Nageezi, NM 87037
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have talked about making the trip to Chaco Canyon since1997. We've been to New Mexico before and have also made visits to several sites in Arizona, including Canyon de Chelly, but somehow Chaco just kept eluding us. We decided that a...More

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have opined the access roads are not the best, but with a high clearance vehicle it should not be an issue. Although, there were plenty of sedans in the Visitor Center parking lot demonstrating that with some skill and patience the roads are...More

1  Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Bloomfield , Territorial Best Western Inn and Suites for a visit to Chaco Canyon. It was about an hour south but there are limited paces to stay in that part of the state. Definitely glad that the car rental desk person at the...More

Thank Sashi2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chaco Canyon is not the kind of place that you drop into on the way to someplace else. You have to want to go there, and should plan to commit the whole day. Better yet, if you have camping equipment, plan to stay overnight. There...More

Thank trickydnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent two nights camping here, wish I had four. The stars at night made it hard to go to bed. Will never forget.

Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The road into this is HORRIBLE. Would not attempt if there was any threat of rain. However, the ruins are well worth the effort to get there. Beautiful. Less "hands on" than Aztec Ruins.

Thank 632denisep
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Be fore warned the road into and out is not the best. But by driving carefully on dry roads it was fine. Once there the site is amazing. The visitor center and staff are great and the ranger lead walks are very informative.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 11 November 2017

As others have said, not easy to get there but absolutely worth it. Experiencing the true heritage of our country and seeing how communities thrived hundreds of years ago in this remote area is amazing. I am already wondering when I can volunteer for the...More

Thank Lily5754
Reviewed 10 November 2017

It's a bit of a drive but not too bad except in rain. The ruins are entirely remarkable; give yourself lots of time, because you really need to let the place sink in, as it were. It's not too hard to imagine it as it...More

1  Thank Russ R
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The scope of the ruins at Chaco is hard to describe. But access is every bit as difficult as other reviewers have stated. We did not venture in on our intended day to visit; the washes were in full spate following late monsoon-type weather. When...More

3  Thank cherylls166
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16 December 2017|
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Response from Lily5754 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we participated in a guided tour that lasted about an hour and left from the Visitors' Center. There were other tours that we weren't able to take advantage of given time constraints. Hope this is helpful. Check the... More
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
Sky L
12 June 2017|
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Response from Txrivergal | Reviewed this property |
The tent only section of Gallo is in a small side canyon. I think that will protect you from restroom and rv lights. There is a trail to the top of the canyon that is supposed to be off limits after dark but we heard several... More