No Access to Kin Bineola
There is currently no access the the Kin Bineola Great House due to road damage.
Prescribed fire scheduled for the week of March 17
Expect smoke in the canyon. The Penasco Blanco trail will be closed beyond the petroglyphs; there will be no access to the great house or the supernova pictograph. The Kin Klizhin area will also be closed during the burn.
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?
In 1937, a Civilian Conservation Corps group began work at Chaco. An all-Navajo crew of stonemasons repaired many of the excavated Chacoan buildings. Preservation measures continue to this day, and several members of the NPS preservation crew are second and third generation stonemasons. More...