• 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.

Lodging

Camping is the only lodging available in the park itself.

Below are links to the accommodations listed by the Tourism Department or Chamber or Commerce in nearby cities.

From the north:

Bloomfield (61 miles, an hour and a half)

Aztec (69 miles, an hour and a half)

Farmington (74 miles, an hour and a half)

From the east:

Cuba (69 miles, an hour and a half)
Cuba Visitor Center phone number is 575-289-3808.

Albuquerque (151 miles via Highway 550, 3 hours)

Santa Fe (178 miles via Highway 550, 3 hours)

From the southwest:

Gallup (94 miles, 2 and a half hours)

From the southeast:

Grants (82 miles, 2 hours)

Acoma Pueblo (109 miles, 2 and a half hours)

Laguna Pueblo (130 miles, 3 hours)

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.