• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Park Designations

International Dark Sky Park - August 19, 2013
World Heritage Site - December 8, 1987
Chaco Culture National Historical Park - December 19, 1980
Chaco Canyon National Monument - March 11, 1907

Did You Know?

Photo of a shark's tooth

During the Late Cretaceous time, Chaco Canyon was at the edge of a large inland sea. Today we can find fossil clam shells, shark teeth, ammonites, and burrows of shrimp-like animals in the canyon rocks.