• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Spring Equinox

Photo of sunrise through window at Casa Rinconada

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Date: March 4, 2010
Contact: G. B. Cornucopia, 505-786-7014 ext. 0
Contact: Russ Bodnar, 505-786-7014 ext. 240

 Friday March 19, 2010, join Ranger G. B. Cornucopia for special sunrise presentations at Casa Rinconada. Meet at Casa Rinconada great kiva at 7:00 am. The park gate on the Canyon Loop Drive opens at 6:15 am.

Did You Know?

Photo of Chaco wash during a flood after heavy rains.

A 20 km segment of Chaco Wash courses through the park. Its flows are derived from summer thunderstorms and winter snowmelt within a 2,175 km2 watershed. The wash is presently incised into a steep-walled arroyo which has a well-developed floodplain and a small inner channel on the arroyo floor.