Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi

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#7 of 123 in Nature in New Mexico
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Nature / Park
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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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  • Let's get the negative out of the way first.  The drive in.   It is about 29 miles from SR 550 near Nageezie to Chaco Canyon.  At about 10 miles on Road 7900/7950 you hit the end of pavement.  At... 
    Let's get the negative out of the way first.  The drive in.   It is about 29 miles from SR 550 near Nageezie to Chaco Canyon.  At about 10 miles on Road 7900/7950 you hit the end of pavement.  At...  more »
  • Go here!!! Go here right now!!! I won't reiterate what others have said about this place or what you can learn in your own research. Just go! The road into the park is tough. Our low-suspension car... 
    Go here!!! Go here right now!!! I won't reiterate what others have said about this place or what you can learn in your own research. Just go! The road into the park is tough. Our low-suspension car...  more »
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  • The actual park was unbelievable! So much history and beauty. The road out there was another story. I've driven logging roads that were smoother. The County Road should be renamed "washboard of death". Seriously, not sure what the "maintenance" interval is, but be warned that it's not frequent enough.
  • VERY bumpy (and long) road to get there. Ruins are amazing. Masonry from that long ago is fascinating. Made me wonder where the water went and why they built where they did.

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