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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Photo: Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, Aerial View (Some rights reserved)

Located in northwestern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park became part of the US national park system (as a national monument) in 1907 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Elevation: 6,200 feet (1,890 meters)

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The Chaco Culture National Historic Park is regarded as the cultural center of the ancestral Puebloan people, who inhabited the region from about 900 to 1150 A.D. The 30,000-acre park has the most dense and concentrated collection of archaeological sites in the US Southwest.

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