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Pueblo Bonito

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
+1 505-786-7014
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Largest Puebloan Great House ever Excavated

Good place to start your Chaco experience--we recommend taking a Ranger tour, or you will miss much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dawn R
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
The must-see of Chaco

Pueblo Bonito is the largest of the ruins and an absolute must. We took the ranger-led tour, but I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve C
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Hurricane, Utah
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Built between 900 and 1115, this ancient ruin is the largest of the Great Houses in Chaco Canyon.
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“chaco canyon” (19 reviews)
“chaco culture” (7 reviews)
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Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Nageezi, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to start your Chaco experience--we recommend taking a Ranger tour, or you will miss much of the significance of the location and position of walls and windows.

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pueblo Bonito is the largest of the ruins and an absolute must. We took the ranger-led tour, but I would suggest just doing some reading and study and exploring on your own. The ranger talked too long and showed too little. Be sure to know...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Pueblo Bonito is the largest of the great houses in the Chacoan landscape. It was the center of activity and of the Chaco peoples world. There are ranger led hikes, or one can walk through on their own. An interpretive brochure is available at the...More

Thank mwcw
Reviewed 18 August 2017

amazing very well preserved native american cultural site with intact buildings. well worth the drive from wherever. it is so well preserved that you can transport back hundreds of years into the lives and minds of an evolved culture ad history.

Thank Perspectech
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We spent most of our time in Pueblo Bonito. It is hard to believe the workmanship of the building and the fact it is still standing. Further, the park service actually let visitors enter the building with a planned trail. The self-guided booklet is essential...More

Thank LINGCHU L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This site is on a .75 mile looped trail. This is the "must see" in the park. The trail is level and easy to navigate. There is a harder trail that goes up the canyon wall behind Pueblo Bonito so you can see it from...More

1  Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This ruin has many rooms, keivas, and a large plaza. You are allowed to walk inside the rooms. Doorways are small so you must be able to crouch or crawl. Wear a hat. It gets pretty warm in the summer. 104º the day I visited.

Thank marsilva
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is the must for Chaco; the largest dwelling of this canyon. The visitor's center has a small brochure you can purchase for a minimal amount, otherwise there is a ranger led presentation twice a day. No cost and no need to sign up in...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We followed the 75 cent guide to walk through this on our own, the trail takes you around and through the ruins. You learn a lot about the building of this structure. You don't have to walk far for this. Only 1/2 mile. This is...More

Thank ackart
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This are the biggest and more interesting ruins in the area. Lots of Kivas, rooms, plazas, etc. This are the must-see ruins in Chaco CNHP

Thank kartikmexico
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