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
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, also known as Chaco Canyon, is the largest excavated prehistoric ruins in North America and is a must see for history buffs and outdoor lovers! Chaco was the center of the ancestral Puebloan culture from AD 850 to 1200. Attractions within the park include Chacoan great houses, kivas, rock art and stunning vistas. The hallmark Chacoan roads and geometric layout of structures captivates visitors from around the world.Learn More »
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 »