Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Canyon is a remarkable place. Remote and isolated, it offers few amenities and those can be found at the visitor center. Camping can be found at the Gallo Campground, surrounded by petroglyphs, cliff dwelling, inscriptions, and the high desert landscape. The history, the views and the hiking will draw you into a world from the past. Chaco was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture dating between 850 and 1250.

The hike to the Supernova pictograph is not to be missed.

More information can be found at the National Park Service website.

Chaco canyon campground.Camping in the park.

Fajada Butte in the distance.A view of Fajada Butte.

Chaco ruins.Classic ruin structure.

The doorways of Chaco.Classic doorway image.

Kiva view.Kiva

Pesky raven.A pesky Raven looking for a tasty treat.

Petroglyphs abound in the park.One of several trails.

There are many signs of earlier life.Fossils show evidence of a wetter time.

Supernova sign.

Looking up at end of the Supernova trail.

A close-up image of the Supernova petroglyph.The Supernova pictograph.

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A New Mexico based free roaming outdoor digital photographer, always on the qui vive for what Nature and humans provide.
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