• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

    There is no public access.

  • Reservations required to attend equinox sunrise program

    To attend the equinox sunrise program on Monday, September 22 call the visitor center at 505-786-7014. Program will be limited to 100 participants.


Below are some brochures about Chaco Culture National Historical Park. (To get the Free Adobe Reader, which is required to read the pdf files, click here.)

A Brief History of Chaco Culture National Historical Park 8 1/2" x 14" (pdf 62kb)

The Chaco Night Sky 8 1/2 x 11 (pdf 35kb)

Bicycling in Chaco 8 1/2 x 14 (pdf 34kb)

Birds of Chaco - A Checklist 8 1/2 x 11(pdf 58kb)

Weather in Chaco Canyon 11 X 14 (pdf 59kb)

Backcountry Hiking Trails 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 23kb)

Fossils from the Cretaceous Sea 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 730kb)

Reptiles and Amphibians 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 218kb)

Mammals of Chaco 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 70kb)

Place Names 8 1/2 X 14 (pdf 57kb)

Pre-Columbian Chocolate Discovered at Chaco 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 179kb)

Le Centre de la Culture Chacoan (French) 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 326 KB)

El Centro de Cultura "Chacoana" (Spanish) 8 1/2 X 14 (pdf 395 KB)

Il Centro della Culturea "Chacoana" (Italian) 8 1/2 X 11 (pdf 388 kb)

Das Zentrum der Chacoischen Kultur (German) 8 1/2 X 14 (pdf 331 kb)

Did You Know?

Photo of Richard Wetherill's coal mine

Richard Wetherill came to Chaco Canyon in 1896 and worked with the American Museum of Natural History. He operated a ranch and trading post there until his death in 1910. To keep warm during the frigid Chaco winters, Richard burned low-grade coal from a mine he constructed.