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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Address: Nageezi, NM 87037
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+1 505-786-7014
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Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings...

Chaco Canyon holds one of the largest collection of prehistoric buildings on the continent.

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Great place to check out.

Loved this place! Not the greatest place to get to. Got to have more than one day to really experience . Deffenetly want to go back here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Roosevelt, Utah
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Roosevelt, Utah
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this place! Not the greatest place to get to. Got to have more than one day to really experience . Deffenetly want to go back here.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I heard about this place as being a great place to see the stars and view some native ruins. Both were true and in a big way. The stars were amazing however I was not prepared for how cold it gets in the evenings. It was in the high 20's c in the day and below 0 at night. Yikes.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit. The visitor centre staff are very helpful, the ruins are really interesting, and the trails are easy to follow. If you do visit this location allow at least twice as much time as you think you will need, there is a lot to see. But the roads are very bad, no matter whether you come... More 

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Scottsdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a secret that shouldn't be missed! It has campground but anyone wanting to visit can get a decent hotel just an hour and half from either Farmington, NM or Aztec, NM. Try to make the 1 pm Pueblo Bonito tour with the ranger. For the hardy hike up 1.5 miles to the PB overlook-a great, rugged, but easy hike.... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we had heard that the northern route might not be OK for a normal clearance vehicle, we decided to go in, using the Southern route. It was getting dark when we took this last dirt road leading to the park. We made it, but it was not evident. The road was wet and muddy in some places and it... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful people must have lived here. And the architecture, unreal for the ancients to be so wise. Also check out the spirit of the place.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We drove here while staying in Santa Fe, which is a long but do-able journey. The rewards are endless. A fantastic gem of park, amazingly preserved. And, one of the only ones we've visited in the southwest that you can actually walk into and explore on your own. Ranger-guided tours available as well. Don't forget to buy the guide books... More 

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Gulf Coast, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The park is definitely worth your time. Just allow for extra time when planning. The road in/out will take time in itself. We opted to take the northern route even though we were coming from the south. Even this route was bad. The trenches are so deep if you have a low clearance vehicle I doubt you will make it.... More 

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Cedar Park, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We spent about a week at Chaco in mid-October 2016. Look for the driving directions on their website as the roads are long and rugged, and some maps show access via a road that is now closed. We were driving a pickup, towing a popup camper and in some places could go only 5 mph - overall the 25 miles... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Took the Grandson to our favorite NM location for the Fall solstice this September. Like many of our favorite activities in NM, this park is fairly isolated and requires some preparation before deciding to visit. First off, I would not recommend taking the southern route (from Grants) to the park unless you have a 4x4, and even then the washboard... More 

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