Chaco Culture National Historical Park


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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Address:PO Box 280
Nageezi, NM 87037

Phone:505-786-7014
Fax:505-786-7061
Web: www.nps.gov/chcu/
Size: 33,960 acres.
Established: Proclaimed Chaco Canyon National Monument on March 11, 1907; redesignated and renamed on December 19, 1980. Designated a World Heritage Site on December 8, 1987.
Location:In northwestern New Mexico. The recommended access route to the park is from the north via Hwy. 44/550. Turn off Hwy. 44/550 at CR 7900 (3 miles southeast of Nageezi) and go 21 miles to the park boundary (5 miles of paved road on CR 7900 and 16 miles of dirt road on CR 7950/7985).
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, ranger-led walks.
Special Features:The canyon contains 13 major prehistoric sites and hundreds of smaller ones, built by the Ancestral Puebloan People during the 9th through 12th centuries. The Chaco Museum collection contains approximately one million artifacts from more than 120 sites in Chaco Canyon and the surrounding region.

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Disturbance by humans and other predators was relatively low in Chaco Culture National Historical Park; only one elk was harvested during our study and none was predated (Bender and Piasecke, 2010).
Five parks that appeared on the 1999 list were removed this year: Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Mojave National Preserve in California, and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
IN THE SUMMER OF 1991, Joe Sovick, then acting superintendent of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, fell in love with New Mexico's night sky.
Threats to Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico--where ancient Anasazi culture reached its peak expression--are different from those at Gettysburg, but no less dire.
In the Grand Canyon, the superintendent has a special liaison to Native Americans; at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Navajos constitute specialized work crews that repair Anasazi ruins; and in Everglades National Park in Florida the Seminoles have been partners with NPS and environmentalists in defending the park's water rights.