Chaco Culture National Historical Park will be hosting its fourth Astronomy Festival, September 20-23, 2019. Visit Chaco and carry on the ancient traditions of watching the skies and observe the Autumnal Equinox! September 22 is Public Lands Day, park entrance is free.
The Chaco Culture N.H.P Astronomy Festival will kick off on September 20, 2019 and will feature night sky viewing and various activities and presentations relating to Chaco’s connections to our night skies. The fesitval concludes Monday, September 23rd with a sunrise program for the Fall Equinox.
Friday, September 20
Saturday, September 21
Sunday, September 22
Monday, September 23
Due to Covid-19, and to protect staff and visitors' health and safety, Chaco Culture National Historical Park has temporarily closed the Visitor Center, Museum and Western National Parks Association Park Store to the public effective immediately. Loop Road will remain open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the entrance gate to Loop Road closing at 4:30 pm. All visitors must vacate Loop Road by 5:00 pm. All trails are self-guided, with park brochures and some information located outside the visitor center entrance. All backcountry trails require a backcountry permit, which can be found at the entrance of each trailhead.
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Dinétah is the traditional homeland of the Navajo people. The region is full of Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and Navajo rock art and small Navajo ruins called pueblitos, which is Spanish for “little pueblos.” There is also evidence left by the Ute tribes and early Spanish explorers and settlers. While not a National Park, these sites are of great interest to those interested in visiting Aztec Ruins National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Mesa Verde National Park.Learn More »