Chaco culture | national HISTORIC park
The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona, and the Navajo Indians of the Southwest. Today the massive buildings of the Ancestral Puebloan people still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. In recognition of its rich archaeological resources, Chaco Culture NHP is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. Chaco’s national and international significance is based on its approximately 4,000 prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, representing more than 10,000 years of human cultural history in Chaco Canyon.
Chaco Culture National Historic Park is remote and isolated, it offers few amenities. Come prepared.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park welcomes visitors and their pets, but please note the park's pet policy and safety concerns.
Chaco Culture National Historic Park is located on the traditional lands of the Chacoan People. I acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of this Nation who help steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.