• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

    There is no public access.

  • Reservations required to attend equinox sunrise program

    To attend the equinox sunrise program on Monday, September 22 call the visitor center at 505-786-7014. Program will be limited to 100 participants.

For Teachers

Whether you are planning to bring your students out to the park or would like us to visit your classroom, Chaco Culture National Historical Park has many resources for teachers.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture dating between 850 AD and 1250 AD. The park is remarkable for its monumental architecture, art, astronomy, and agriculture. Chaco Culture National Park is a special place and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Did You Know?

Aerial photo of Chetro Ketl

While the rocks at Chaco Canyon are the same type of rocks as found at Mesa Verde National Park, there are no large alcoves at Chaco Canyon. A layer of clay in the sandstone at Mesa Verde causes alcoves to form and that layer is missing in Chaco Canyon. More...