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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

NPS advises accessing the park from the north on US 550 and County Road 7900.
Park is open 7:00-dusk. Visitor Center is open 8:00-5:00. Camping is available.
505-786-7014 ext. 221 2 days
March 2012 Summer, Fall, Spring
$0-9 Chaco Culture New Mexico
Website Historical Historic Parks
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Chaco Canyon The Anasazi Native Americans created an incredible culture in Chaco Canyon's high-desert between the years 800 and 1200 AD ACE. The long winters and marginal rainfall made Chaco an unlikely place for a major center of building and culture, but thousands of people built a thriving culture here a thousand years ago. The monumental scale of its architecture and its far-reaching commerce was unknown and unappreciated until relatively recently.

We camped here for three days. NO city lights. The milky way may be like you have never seen it. Impressive architecture, some of it 5 stories high. Kivas very interesting. Great hikes. A mystical place.

Plan ahead. Chaco is almost seventy miles from the nearest signficant town and accessible only by washboard dirt roads for the last 20 or 30 miles going there. It's remote by today's standards. We camped there, and loved it.

Good Ranger program. In the attached pictures you can see small lines or dots: those are people
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