This autumn, join a journey into the vast silence and wonder of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. There is no accident that Chaco, located in northwestern New Mexico was designated a United Nations’ 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. Chaco is remarkable for its monumental public and ceremonial buildings, some of which are unlike anything constructed before or since. Between CE 900 and 1150, Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Ancient Pueblo peoples, and now we are invited to visit this special place guided by Pueblo people who consider Chaco their ancestral home.
Chaco itself offers the invitation. As one of the Park rangers has said Chaco video , for many people these are not empty buildings that express something from the past; to those who consider this site sacred, there is still life in these buildings and land.
Pictographs in the Canyon
Here’s what you can look forward to on the journey:
- Those who enjoy the company of fellow travelers as well as time for private reflection
- A fascinating evening presentation on the archeoastronomy of Chaco and views of distant objects in space through the visitor center observatory
- Guided walks and talks by Pueblo people through buildings sites
- Time on your own in the canyon
- Tasty meals prepared for you at the campsite
- Evening sharing around a fire
Earth Walkers in the Eyes of Pueblo Guide
Come Join Us!
Transportation is by carpooling. Lodging is camping or camper truck/van. Participants responsible for own camping equipment. No RV.
Cost: $375 Includes guiding services, campsite fee, all meals. Does not include transportation to and from the Canyon, entrance fee per car ($25)