• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Preservation Crew

Robinson Lewis working on site stabilization

NPS Photo by Tanya Ortega

Thank you for your interest in supporting Chaco Culture National Historical Park! Your donation will enhance park activities to protect resources and provide visitor services. Philanthropic contributions have a significant impact at Chaco, and we are grateful for your generosity.

We are able to accept donations directly. You may contact the superintendent for more information or send your donation to the address below. Checks should be made payable to DOI-NPS (Department of the Interior-National Park Service) with Chaco Donation in the memo line. Donations may also be made at the Visitor Center Information Desk using a credit card.

Superintendent Barbara West
P.O. Box 220
Nageezi, NM

Thanks again for helping us protect this special place and share it with our visitors.

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.