New Mexico is nicknamed the Land of Enchantment for a reason, and a good one at that. The state is home to numerous spots worthy of exploration, and where there's more history involved, chances are there's more exploring to be done. A historic park in New Mexico with ancient ruins absolutely fits the bill, and you won't be disappointed after making a trip out to it.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is home to the remains of Puebloan culture dating between 850 and 1250 CE. So, yeah, it's pretty ancient.

The Visitor Center is normally open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this season until Thursday, April 30, and is set to reopen again on Friday, May 1 through Saturday, October 31. The Visitor Center's hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. once it reopens.

There are trails, archeological sites, and much more to explore while you're here.

While this is a popular spot to visit, you'll feel secluded from the rest of the world when you visit thanks to its somewhat hidden, out of the way location.

Their Loop Road and Archeological Sites are open with new hours for the spring and summer seasons to encourage more travelers to stop by. The new open hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fees for admittance range from $15 to $100 depending on the vehicle you're coming in and how many people are coming along. You can find out how much it'll cost for you and your gang here.

Make sure to bring your camera along with you, you won't want to forget a single detail about your trip here.

Nothing quite screams "Instagram worthy" like the incredible views here once you've made a good enough hike up. Just, don't forget your hiking boots.

After all, why settle for going somewhere ordinary when you can visit somewhere extraordinary like this?

Chaco Culture

Price: 💸

Address: 1808 CR 7950 Nageezi, NM

Why You Need To Go: This park has a little bit of everything, whether you're a nature or history junkie you'll get your fix after spending a day here.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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