Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi

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#7 of 124 in Nature in New Mexico
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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  • Of the more than fifty NPS sites our family has visited, Chaco Culture NHP is one of the best. 1. The rangers provided great programs, particularly the hike to Una Vida. This hike was great for small ...  more »
  • Chaco Canyon is an amazing collection of ruins. It's hard to get out there, alot of dirt road from 550, and getting to 550 from anywhere else is a long drive. Plan LOTS of time to get out there (so st...  more »
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  • Great archeological site showcasing the engineering skills of a culture from about 1,000 years ago. Much of the ruins is on excellent condition. It was amazing to look at the precision these cultures used in constructing the dwellings that they inhabited for a period of time. Also, you get the privilege of walking among the ruins and getting a feel for how these people lived and thrived. Must see and great for children. I highly recommend this trip into yesteryear.
  • The road to get here is challenging but it is worth the time and effort. Plan on spending at least two days exploring and learning. This would have been an impressive city when it was at the peak.

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