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Old 12-04-2015, 06:19 AM   #15
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Chaco is a really cool place, with some nice hikes on the slick rock. I think the inaccessibility must be part of a management strategy to limit the number of visitors to protect the ruins. Just a hunch.
i was told exactly that last summer when I was there.

Also told that the campground, itself, is over unexcavated ruins....which is why you can back up to cliff dwellings.

It is a pretty amazing place, and worth the trip in.


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Old 12-04-2015, 12:27 PM   #16
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We were there in fall of 2012, and we are still finding loose screws from the washboard road. We drove very slowly, but apparently, not slow enough. We even destroyed our refrigerator! I would find a safe place to leave the Airstream and tent camp. Maybe the nearest chamber of commerce can help you this. We visited Chaco after visiting Machu Picchu in Peru. Incredibly fascinating!
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:07 PM   #17
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Ruins Road RV Park in Aztec. Then do day trips to Chaco. No resort by any means but functional and easy to get in and out of. Pretty much have to be self contained but the power is good. A bonus is its just a few blocks from the Aztec Ruins. By no means consider taking the AS down the road to Chaco. Its rough at best, a friend did it with a smaller trailer and it did everything from shaking things out of all the cabinets to actually breaking the door on the fridge. Just take it slow with the tow vehicle and your ok. With one precaution, if it has been more than a light rain, don't even think about going in. The road in/out turns to slick mud, like driving on ice. Wait a couple days. With that all said, It's a fantastic and magical place to visit! And if you really want to over night, take a tent. There is a nice campground near the visitors center
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Thanks everyone for all the information. I am printing the responses now so that I can refer to them later. I appreciate all the knowledge that is on this forum. Rich
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Old 12-06-2015, 05:31 AM   #20
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I drove in there last summer, letting the weather and the park rangers dictate when and whether I went.

I drove very slowly, had no problems and nothing shook loose or broke.

Don't be in a hurry, and if it's wet....go another time.

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