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The Center of an Ancient World
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 a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs.
Chaco Canyon is located in northwestern New Mexico. The park can only be accessed by driving on dirt roads. Warning: Some of the local roads recommended by map publishers and GPS devices are unsafe for passenger cars. Please click here for directions to avoid getting lost or stuck.