No Access to Kin Bineola
There is currently no access the the Kin Bineola Great House due to road damage.
Prescribed fire scheduled for the week of March 17
Expect smoke in the canyon. The Penasco Blanco trail will be closed beyond the petroglyphs; there will be no access to the great house or the supernova pictograph. The Kin Klizhin area will also be closed during the burn.
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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?
While the rocks at Chaco Canyon are the same type of rocks as found at Mesa Verde National Park, there are no large alcoves at Chaco Canyon. A layer of clay in the sandstone at Mesa Verde causes alcoves to form and that layer is missing in Chaco Canyon. More...