• 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.

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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?

photo of cylinder jars from Chaco

Archeologist Patricia Crown discovered evidence of cacao in a cylinder jar from Chaco! This may be the earliest importation and use of cocoa north of where it is grown. Cacao is now processed into chocolate, but the Mayans and (later) the Chacoans may have consumed a bitter beverage. More...