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All roads lead to Chaco. By 1050, Chaco had become the ceremonial, administrative, and economic center of the San Juan Basin. Its sphere of influence was extensive. Dozens of great houses in Chaco Canyon were connected by roads to more than 150 great houses throughout the region.

Experience Chaco from afar! Check out photos of the great houses and of Chaco's dark night sky.

Chaco is more than just spectacular architecture. The canyon's geology, wildlife and vegetation make this a special landscape.

Have a ranger come to your classroom and/or bring your students out to Chaco. Your outdoor classroom awaits!

Last updated: April 3, 2016

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