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.

Features

International Dark Sky Park Poster, Tyler Nordgren

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.

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Chaco Museum Collection

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.

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Friends of Chaco

Join Our Friends

Friends of Chaco is a nonprofit corporation that assists Chaco Culture NHP in preserving and protecting park resources and the visitor experience

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Traditions of the Sun

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.

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Chaco Research Archive

Chaco Research Archive

This online resource provides access to a wealth of information documenting the history of archaeological research in Chaco Canyon and beyond.

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