Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Placed in the northwest region of New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Park is an important part of the United States National Park System. This captivating national park aims to realm the ancestral grounds of the prehistoric American Indian Communities. Inherited pueblos are former homes of the American Indian Communities. The first logical stop for any travelers exploring the Chaco National Park is the Visitor Center. Here, the travelers can find not only the information desk, but as well a theater, a museum, a bookstore, a gift shop and even picnic tables. The Center provides various programs and guided hikes during the period from May to October.

After getting some needed information from the Visitor's Center, you can discover the prime covered loop road, which stretches for 9 miles and provides access to the five significant Chacoan sites. This twisted road can be traveled by car, but when it comes to enthusiastic hikers, there are incredible short and convenient trails that go through the sites. Well if, you're planning to travel on foot and want to drop by small areas, make sure to wear tough mountaineering boots. And don't forget to bring plenty of water to stay healthy and hydrated.

Each of Chacoan site has their own unique characteristics. To exploit your visit, spend at least 45 minutes at each one, and you will not regret it. One every prominent site is called Pueblo Bonito, which is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another Captivating site worth to explore is Peñasco Blanco pueblo, which is interconnected to hiking trails. Peñasco Blanco is extensively known for its symbol, situated beneath a rock alcove just below its prime structures.

Quick Facts

Things to Do: Self-Guided Tours along the Canyon Loop Drive, Ranger Programs, Backcountry Trails

Address: 1808 CR 7950 Nageezi, NM 87037

Open Year Round: The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 7:00 Am to Sunset

Entrance Fees

Per Vehicle: $12.00

Per Person: $ 06.00

Motorcycle: $08.00

Best Time to Visit

Spring and fall are great times to visit with more moderate temperatures

Historical Park
Historical Park
Historical Park