Chaco Culture Park: Puebloan Wonders & Night Sky Events

Chaco Culture

National Historical Park


Massive buildings of the ancestral Puebloan people testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen elsewhere in the American Southwest. Gain a deep connection with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 through guided tours, hiking and biking trails, evening Campingfire talks, and night sky programs.

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David Kroese, author of “The Centennial: A Journey Through America’s National Park System,” reveals the hidden gems of the National Park System with Western National Parks Association’s regional program manager, Caroline Lochner. “The Centennial: A Journey Through America’s National Park System” details David’s compelling explorations of 387 national parks in 360 days. The story continues through December 2017, when he becomes one of fewer than fifty people known to have visited all 417 national parks. Experience the inherent marvels within America’s unique landscape and fascinating history, revealed in engaging context, poetic descriptions, and heartfelt appreciation. This book is available for purchase from

Stories from Chaco Culture

Chaco Navajo Rock Art Project
Chaco Rock Art Reassessment Project
Tree Rings, Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Age of Great Houses at Chaco Canyon May Lie in Tree Rings The remains of an ancient culture, including ruins of the Great Houses of Chaco Canyon, lie silently in a...
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$136 million

in aid to our partner parks to fund educational programs, initiatives, and scientific research

Kids in Parks

National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.

Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist

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