Saturday, September 12, 2009
15 Days until "National Park: America's Best Idea"
Chaco Canyon was the center of the Ancient Puebloan culture from 850-1250AD. When you visit Chaco, you'll see just how advanced this culture was. Fajada Butte and the sun daggers were used to predict the change in seasons, using shadows on the summer and winter equinox. Evidence of canals among the ruins suggest irrigation systems, and an extensive road system to many other settlements in the Four Corner's area suggest it was a ceremonial and trading hub. You'll be amazed at the architecture, planning and knowledge these people possessed.
We recommend exploring Pueblo Bonito, Chetro Ketl, and hiking to Pueblo Alto for stunning views of Pueblo Bonito from above.