Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

The cultural flowering of the Chacoan people began in the mid-800s and lasted more than 300 years and can be seen clearly in the grand scale of the architecture.

Using masonry techniques unique for their time, these ancient people constructed planned stone buildings (Great Houses) of multiple stories containing hundreds of rooms much larger than any they had previously built.

Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For deeper contact with the canyon explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks and night sky programs.