Ruins and Telescopic night sky views
There were superb trails to access many of the ancient sites within the Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. Most of the remains in this park dwellings are ruins of stone buildings such as in Una Vida pueblo. You can pretty much visit the 5 most important sites in one day as it takes around half an hour to visit each pueblo. There was a small museum at the Visitor center and well as a picnic area with shade. The entrance fee for a week was just 5€. Chaco Canyon is only open from spring to fall. They also had a fantastic night program with telescopic views of the starts. You can book it at the visitor center. [more]
New Mexico Anasazi Chaco Canyon Ruins
The Ruins of Chaco Canyon are the most interesting and vast ones related to the ancient Anasazi Indians – dating to a period around the XI century.
To drive there can be hard, since the dirty “roads” may be inaccessible in certain weather conditions. On the way out my car got stuck in the sands of a river bed – and I was pulled out by Park Rangers.
The park is quite big and having a car helps to move around. At the entrance you have the famous Fajada Butte, with the sun dagger astronomical petroglyph. The large ruins area of Pueblo Bonito has buildings several stories tall – and the rock-walls behind are also full of Indian petroglyphs. Be sure to visit the Great Kiva of Chetro Ketl as well. [more]
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