• 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.

Traffic & Travel Tips

Road Closure:

CLOSED: Hwy 57 (North section) from Blanco Trading Post (on US 550) is permanently CLOSED at the park's north boundary. Do not take Hwy 57.

From US 550, go to mile 112.5 (3 miles SE of Nageezi) and turn onto CR 7900 and CR 7950. Follow signs to the park.

OPEN: Hwy 57 (South section) - shown on some maps as Hwy 14 - is OPEN from the park boundary south to Hwy 9 (paved). There is 20 miles of rough dirt road. Not recommended for RVs. Go slow over cattle guards and watch for rocks and ruts.

Warning: Numerous visitors have reported that GPS devices are not accurate in the Chaco area. Please use our written directions to avoid getting lost.

Road map of Chaco area
Road map of Chaco Area

Did You Know?

Photo of CCC era Navajo stonemason

In 1937, a Civilian Conservation Corps group began work at Chaco. An all-Navajo crew of stonemasons repaired many of the excavated Chacoan buildings. Preservation measures continue to this day, and several members of the NPS preservation crew are second and third generation stonemasons. More...