Chaco Culture National Historical
Culture National Historical Park is known as one of America's richest
and most fascinating cultural and historic areas. Between AD 850
and 1250, Chaco thrived and was a major center of ancestral Puebloan
culture. Ceremonies, trade and administration for the Four Corners
area went on at Chaco.
One of the most amazing things about Chaco is the immense size
of the public and ceremonial buildings. It's easy to see why Chaco
was the hub for everything going on in the four corners. Another
extraordinary thing about Chaco is the architecture of the buildings.
Not only did the people carefully pre-plan everything, they used
astronomical alignments, landscaping and enhanced engineering to
create the spectacular architecture we see today. The Chacoan had
roads, dams, ramps and mounds along with all their buildings. Chaco
remains today an amazing example of the ingenuity the Chacoans had
and the knowledge of their surroundings, such as the stars. Chaco
today remains an isolated place with just one campground and the
Chaco is open all year long from surise to sunset. The Visitor
Center is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Memorial Day through Labor Day, and the rest of the year 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm. It is closed on Christmas Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s
Birthday and President's Day but the park's trails and campground