Map of chaco culture national historical park, new mexico. In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern new mexico, the ruins of an advanced precolumbian civilization is preserved today within a 53squaremile national historic park. The red outline on the map below identifies the boundaries of the chaco canyon topo map. In the nearly one hundred years since, the site has been widely excavated, surveyed, and studied. Chaco canyon country we are a research and service division of. Directions chaco culture national historical park u. Bureau of land management blm collection california state university, northridge csun geography map library csuns blm map holdings include more than 1,350 detailed maps showing federal lands ownership and classification in the western united. Kin kletso is a chacoan ancestral pueblo great house and notable archaeological site located in chaco culture national historical park, 25 miles southwest of nageezi, new mexico, united states. Department of the interior chaco culture the birds of chaco a checklist this list includes 1 species of birds whose occurrence in the park has been. It became a national historical park in 1980, and was designated a unesco world heritage site in 1987, one of a select list of protected areas whose outstanding natural and. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use.
Includes roads and lands in san juan, rio arriba, sandoval counties. The park is located in northwestern new mexico, between albuquerque and farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the chaco wash. The dominguezescalante national conservation area is a 209,610acre 848. View all hotels near chaco canyon trading co on tripadvisor. Kin kletso is situated 2 miles northwest of chaco culture national historical park. The lines here are known chaco roads, the dotted lines are suspected connections among these roads.
Bryce canyon national park b r y c e c r e e k road may be closed here during snow storms no trailers beyond this point road closed in winter road closed in winter bryce amphitheater b r y c e c a n y o n sunset b o a t m e s a fairyland tower bridge f a i r y l a n d c a n y o n c a m p b e l l l a n o y a o c l n chinese wall queen victoria thors hammer two bridges the cathedral w a l l o f. At pueblo bonito, the elevation is about 1,865 m 6,125 ft above sea level. Loading to request a free visitor guide from grand canyon north rim, please fill out the form below and click submit. The park can only be accessed by driving on dirt roads. Shows access roads leading into chaco canyon national historic park. Chaco canyon was the center of a precolumbian civilization flourishing in the san juan basin of the american southwest from the 9th to the 12th century ce. Chaco canyon national monument was established soon after, in 1907. Discover chaco culture national historical park in nageezi, new mexico. Five canyons open space in castro valley has more than 300 acres of open space and. Jan 01, 2012 it is a great map to have while stalking game in hunting units 2c, 3, 7, 5a, fishing where available, wildlife watching, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, camping, or ohv and atv riding. The chaco era great house is a wellestablished and readily recognized empirical pattern. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in new mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Disclaimer this map is a graphical representation designed for general reference purposes only. Chacuaco canyon topo map in las animas county, colorado. Best trails in chaco culture national historical park new. Known as the chaco canyon complex, the site was the main social and ceremonial center of the anasazi culture. Download the official sequoia and kings canyon park pdf maps. Various sites in the chaco system are plotted on the map below. National park service personnel give tours of the ancient ruins. Chaco canyon is at approximate latitude 36 degrees north, 108 degrees west, in the northwestern quarter of new mexico, a piece of old mexico acquired by the united states in 1848 see.
Here youll find trail maps, campground maps, shuttle maps, and several more. Since this map only shows you the route of your trip and doesnt actually tell you how to get to your destination, you may want to see driving directions from albuquerque to chaco canyon. Government canyon state natural area trails map texas parks. The canyon is near the center of the san juan basin see. Deep in the remote deserts of northwestern new mexico lie the extensive ruins of the greatest architectural achievement of the northern american indians. Chaco culture national historical park map new mexico. Chaco canyon panoramic view of pueblo bonito youtube.
Chacoan civilization represents a singular period in the history of an ancient people now referred to as ancestral puebloans given their relation to modern indigenous peoples of the southwest whose lives are organized around pueblos, or. Temperatures can fluctuate over 60 degrees during a twentyfour hour period. Chaco canyon topo map in san juan county, new mexico. Road map from albuquerque to chaco canyon distances to. May 17, 2015 overhead panoramic view of pueblo bonito at chaco cultural natural historic park, new mexico. Click on a highlighted area of the map to zoomin and retrieve data about specific sites. Archeological sites scattered around northwestern new mexico, southwestern colorado and southeastern utah are considered outlier communities for chaco. Some of the local roads recommended by map publishers and gps devices are unsafe for passenger cars. The main route to chaco culture national historical park starts 3 miles south of nageezi on us 550, starting south along the paved road 7900, then turning west on the unpaved road 7950. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 a.
The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is chaco canyon natl which is approximately 3 miles away and has an elevation of 6,174 feet 68 feet higher than chaco canyon. 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. A secondary approach is from the south 19 miles, via road 57 starting at the paved route 9. Since this map only shows you the route of your trip and doesnt actually tell you how to get to your destination, you may want to see driving directions from taos to chaco canyon to chaco canyon.
Chaco canyon is a valley in new mexico and has an elevation of 6106 feet. From simple map graphics to detailed satellite maps. Chaco culture national historical park park, new mexico. Chaco culture national historical park nageezi, new mexico. Dont frack chaco canyon an incredible ancient landscape is at risk chaco canyon is an amazing place for hiking, stargazing, and exploring ancient pueblos that are more than a thousand years old. This page allows you to graphically obtain information about some sites within and around chaco canyon. A field guide to the geomorphology, quaternary geology, paleoecology, and environmental geology of northwestern new mexico american geomorphological field group, 1983 field trip guidebook. Chaco culture national historical park is a united states national historical park in the american southwest hosting a concentration of pueblos.
Chaco culture national historical park, area of native american ruins in northwestern new mexico, u. On this page youll find maps that cover the entire park along with sequoia and maps that focus on. After figuring out how to get there, youll also want to know the travel time since we all want to get to where we need to go quickly. It is managed by the bureau of land management blm, and was created as part of the omnibus public land management act of 2009. Dec 18, 2017 chaco canyon is located in northwestern new mexico. Road map from taos to chaco canyon, connected by chaco canyon. Chaco canyon has always been known also as a place for lovers of the night sky, and, on aug. When looking at the map, chaco canyon s strategic location is apparent, as it seems to be the corridor to the north. Beautifully illustrated with color and blackandwhite photographs, chaco canyon draws on the very latest research on chaco and its environs to tell the remarkable story of the people of the canyon, from foraging bands and humble farmers to the elaborate society that flourished between the tenth and twelfth centuries a. Wildcat canyon regional park encompasses 2,789 acres along the wildcat. Chaco canyon is a geological and archeological enigma the. The number of great houses, however, is a moving target. A very specific and useful map of bryce canyon national park showing roads and entrances.
Chaco culture national historical park maps desertusa. The park was established in 1907 as chaco canyon national monument and was redesignated and. Thanks to the generous collaboration of several institutions most notably the smithsonians national anthropological archives, the american museum of natural history division of anthropology and research library, the maxwell museum of anthropology at the university of new mexico, and the chaco culture national historical park museum. It was the major cultural center for the pueblos of the southwest. Chaco canyon 30x60 topo maps are provided as pdf files. It is situated some 45 miles 70 km south of bloomfield and about 55 miles 90 km northeast of gallup. Castlewood canyon trail map colorado parks and wildlife. Chaco culture national historical park new mexico true. Mar 18, 2020 chaco culture national historical park. You can also see an overview of the main hiking trails, but be sure to pick up an actual trail map before you head out into the backcountry. When you stay in kanab you are in the geographic center of zion national park, bryce canyon national park, lake powell glen canyon, and the grand canyon north rim. The weather in chaco canyon is inconsistent and unpredictable. Official bryce canyon national park map pdf my utah parks.
Kern canyon itl ef v lak s hockett meadows outh f rk rae lakes dennison ou ntai 8650ft 2637m homers nose sheep mountain 10050ft 3063m quinn peak 10168ft 309 m farewell gap 10587ft 3227m coyote pass 10160ft 3097m c oy t ep aks 10892ft 3320m t ower ck 8469ft 2 81m n atu rl b idge flor enc p ak 12432ft 3789m cottonwoodr pass 12 0ft 3 41 m new arm y pa s 11475ft 3498m m oun tg y 12300ft. Please use our directions below to avoid getting lost or stuck. Reevaluating the construction of hierarchy in chaco canyon, nm, a. Zion canyon map with shuttle stops zionareamapwebsite. Chaco canyon map this is a map of chaco canyon that is situated atop the butte near pueblo alto. Chaco culture national historical park is a us national historical park hosting the densest and most exceptional concentrations of pueblos in the american southwest. Aztec ruins, 55 miles due north near the colorado state line. Chaco canyon was inhabited from around 850ad to 1250ad. As with much of new mexico, precipitation may be localized and one end of the canyon will experience a downpour while the sun blazes and rainbows appear five miles to the east. Pdf files and external links will open in a new window. Search for a map by country, region, area code or postal address. Dominguezescalante national conservation area hiking map.749 1417 445 493 646 763 1574 128 1561 281 1008 675 984 579 232 580 274 856 641 1010 415 794 1136 1364 190 1144 812 706 35 1355 228