Come join a journey near summer solstice time into the vast silence and wonder of Chaco Canyon World Heritage site. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient architecture north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States. Between CE 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo peoples.
We are invited to visit this special place with Pueblo guide and scholar, Jon Ghahate, who considers Chaco ancestral homeland. Mr. Ghahate is from the Pueblos of Laguna and Zuni, of the Turkey and Badger Clans. He currently serves as the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum Cultural Educator in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Here’s what you can look forward to on the journey:
- A fascinating evening presentation on the archeoastronomy of Chaco and views of distant objects in space through the visitor center observatory
- Walks and talks by a knowledgeable Pueblo guide through buildings & sites
- Time on your own in the canyon
- All meals prepared for you at the campsite
- Evening story telling around a fire
Cost includes guiding services, campsite fee, all meals. Transportation by carpooling. Camper truck/vans OK, no RV. Participants responsible for own camping equipment.
For information and to register, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-231-5802