Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture dating between 850 AD and 1250 AD.Chaco is a center for ceremony trade and culture.It is remarkable for its monumental architecture, art, astronomy, and agriculture. Chaco Culture National Park is a special place.Remote and isolated, it offers few amenities.Come prepared.You will find the rewards unlimited.
Exploring the Park
Take your students on a self-guided tour through the sites. Self guiding trail booklets are available for sale at the visitor center or may be borrowed at the trailheads.
Contact the Chief of Interpretation by email or call 505-786-7014 x 263 to arrange for a ranger led walk for your group.
Educational institutions: Make sure you have completed and submitted the application and supporting documents for an Academic Fee Waiver. Submit your application a minimum of two weeks prior to your visit. Approval of the application will waive the park entrance fee.
As we want to make your visit to the park a success, please review the following information with your group before coming to the park:
Back Country Hiking:
For groups of 10 –30 people, a group campsite must be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. A group campsite is $60/night.
Gallo Campground is a primitive camping site.Restroom facilities are available;however there is no potable water in the campgrounds. Drinking water can be found at the Visitors Center parking area. In addition, the following items should be brought if you are planning to camp overnight: