Tanya Ortega de Chamberlain
(1/2 mile, allow about 45 minutes to an hour)
Pueblo Bonito is the most thoroughly investigated and celebrated cultural site in Chaco Canyon. Planned and constructed in stages between AD 850 to AD 1150 by ancestral Puebloan peoples, this was the center of the Chacoan world. That world eventually covered a vast area of the present-day Southwest, including the San Juan Basin of New Mexico, and portions of Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. For over 300 years, Chacoan Culture united many diverse peoples within its sphere of influence.
Bring water and carry protection from the sun.
Did You Know?
The ancient Puebloans traveled many miles to come to Chaco and brought supplies with them. Over half the pottery found at Chaco was made outside the canyon. More...