|Pick up boxed lunches, then depart for Chaco Culture National Historic Park. Our coach will be met in Nageezi by a school bus; the road into Chaco is rough and unpaved, and motor coaches are advised not to travel the road. A school bus company does most group transport into the Canyon. A bit bumpy, but it's the only way to get there as a group!|
Chaco Culture National Historical Park preserves one of America's most significant and fascinating cultural and historic areas.
Chaco was a major center of ancestral Puebloan culture between A.D. 850 and 1150. It was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area.
It is remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings, and its distinctive architecture.
To construct the buildings, along with the associated Chacoan roads, ramps, dams and mounds required a great deal of well-organized and skillful planning, designing, resource gathering and construction.
The Chacoan people combined pre-planned architectural designs, astronomical alignments, geometry, landscaping, and engineering to create an ancient urban center of spectacular public architecture, one that amazes us a thousand years later.
On arrival, we'll stop at the Visitor Center, then embark on our canyon exploration.