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 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.