Chaco Canyon

In ancient times, Chaco Canyon in Albuquerque was the political and economic capital of the Southwest. A grand network of buildings skillfully constructed of stone and wood rose from the unyielding ground, immense kivas topped by rough-hewn timber brought to the region from many miles away. The native peoples of Chaco Canyon created a gathering place for countless visitors, and a cultural crossroads surrounded by protective cliffs and mesas.

The Chacoan people left behind an ancient, archeological marvel and a physical blueprint.

Today Chaco Canyon in Albuquerque is a gateway to a place born of modern geography: Northwest New Mexico is a special place, with beautiful and diverse natural topography and landscapes.