The Center of an Ancient World

Today the massive buildings of the Ancestral Puebloan people still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 CE, come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs.

Shooting Star over Fajada Butte
International Dark Sky Park

On August 19, 2013 Chaco Culture was officially designated an International Dark Sky Park.

A tent is setup at the Gallo Campground

Chaco's Gallo campground has spots for tents, trailers, and RVs.

Park Entrance sign with Fajada Butte in the background.

Chaco Culture NHP is located in New Mexico's scenic four corners region. Please check road conditions prior to your visit.

Black on White pitchers catalog number chcu36353
Chaco Museum Collection

Learn about the artifacts found and Chaco and visit the web exhibit to see some of the park's museum treasures.

A volunteer talking with a group of visitors inside a room of Pueblo Bonito.

Learn more about how to become a volunteer!

Last updated: May 20, 2023

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PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037


505 786-7014

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