The Center of an Ancient World
Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs.
International Dark Sky Park
On August 19, 2013, Chaco Culture became the world's newest International Dark Sky Park, one of only four NPS units to receive this distinction.Read More
Chaco Museum Collection
Learn about the artifacts found at Chaco and visit the web exhibit to see some of the treasures of the park's museum collection.Read More
Join Our Friends
Friends of Chaco is a nonprofit corporation that assists Chaco Culture NHP in preserving and protecting park resources and the visitor experienceRead More
Traditions of the Sun
Take a virtual tour through Chaco's cultural sites before you visit them. View NASA satellite photos of the park from space and other historic photos.Read More
Chaco Research Archive
This online resource provides access to a wealth of information documenting the history of archaeological research in Chaco Canyon and beyond.Read More
Did You Know?
The great kiva at Casa Rinconada is 63 feet in diameter, is almost perfectly round, and is aligned on a north-south axis. Hundreds of people would have participated in ceremonies in such a large and important space. More...