• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

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Support Your Park

Become a Volunteer!

Do you want to help protect and preserve park resources or work with the public, all while living among the beautiful scenery Chaco Canyon has to offer? Consider becoming a volunteer! Volunteers at Chaco are involved in nearly every aspect of park operations and we are continuously searching for enthusiastic people to share their expertise. For more information on how to become a volunteer, click here.

Join Our Friends

The Friends of Chaco is a non-profit corporation formed to support and assist Chaco Culture NHP in preserving and protecting the Park's resources, and to contribute to research, interpretation and enjoyment of the park. You can learn more about Friends of Chaco and join them in their support by visiting their website.

Western National Parks Association Bookstore

The Western National Parks Association (WNPA) is a nonprofit organization that operates bookstores in dozens of parks in the western United States. Their organization develops publications, funds research, and supports interpretive programs. Learn more.

Did You Know?

1778 Pacheco Map

The earliest map of the Chaco region was drawn in 1778 by Spanish cartographer Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco. The map identified Chaco Canyon area as "Chaca." "Chaca" is believed to be the origin of both "Chacra" (a nearby mesa) and "Chaco." More...