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loved the butte

A great look at rock formations and seeing the various sedimentary rock layers as well as the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara A
,
Fort Pierce, Florida
A landmark point

According to guides, at one time it was possible to climb the Butte, however, now it is off limits... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
wewhynot
,
Salisbury, North Carolina
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Located in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, this geological formation rises 442 feet and contains three slabs and spiral petroglyphs that mark the cycles of the sun and moon.
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“chaco canyon” (8 reviews)
“off limits” (2 reviews)
“sacred place” (2 reviews)
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Nageezi, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great look at rock formations and seeing the various sedimentary rock layers as well as the gully's from water erosion.

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

According to guides, at one time it was possible to climb the Butte, however, now it is off limits due to its importance to Native Americans. The guide noted that there are ruins located further up the Butte. It is a striking symbol near the...More

Thank wewhynot
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

The butte is large enough it dominates the valley floor. I don't think tourists/visitors are allowed on the butte, so it is sort of a pretty background.

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We did not get onto Fajada Butte (don't think it is permitted), but it is a picturesque natural monument and one that has a fascinating story about the archaeological discovery of slabs of rock placed so annual solar events could be recorded or documented. Be...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Oh my, another great American treasure that is worth your time to see and explore. Incredible and worth the time

Thank clarson2016
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We made it about half way before getting rainedout, but we know what is there. The vetical rocks hide the great spiral that is best seen on the solstice and equinox. it is the basis for the alignment of the buildings in the cultural area....More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Fajada Butte can be seen from almost every point in the park and is very impressive. It stands alone which adds to the mysticism. I can only imagine what stories the early peoples must have conjured up. There is a large ramada and interpretive signs...More

Thank mwcw
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

This butte is in the center of Chaco Canyon and leads one to think it must've served as a beacon to those traveling to this trading mecca. Solstice and equinox markers from the 1200's have been found atop of this prominence. It is a sight...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

Fajada Butte, a solid, impressive and solitary “mountain” is strategically located to welcome anyone to Chaco Canyon. It must have been the point of recognition for the ancient travels on their unbelievable journeys. Also, it is known for the “sun dagger”. On rocks at the...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is a beautiful landmark in Chaco Canyon. At the top is a significant astronomical ancient site. Learn about it at the roadside pullout. There is no hiking trail or road that goes to the butte. It is sacred, so don't try. Enjoy from afar.

Thank reeshot
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