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A brochure of Chaco Culture

Explore the brochures about Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

The night sky showing a mixture of orange, purple, blue, and white colors mixing together.
Photos & Multimedia

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

Replicas of cylindrical jars found exclusively at Chaco Canyon.
History & Culture

All roads lead to Chaco. By 1050, Chaco had become the ceremonial, administrative, and economic center of the San Juan Basin.

A raven perching on a post in the snow.

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

Fourth grade students work on an activity as a part of their field trip.

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

Prairie Bergman gets her Junior Ranger badge.
Junior Ranger

Children of all ages can earn their own Junior Ranger Badge by exploring the ruins and answering questions in the Junior Ranger booklet.

An archaeologist surveying at Pueblo Bonito.

Learn more about the laws, policies, and regulations related to Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

A tote bag that says Chaco Culture with a lizard sitting on top of the bag.
Park Store

The park store is operated by Western National Parks Association (wnpa.org), an official non-profit partner of the National Park Service.

Last updated: February 4, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037


505 786-7014

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