Area Attractions

Teec Nos Pos is a city on the Navajo Nation in the northeastern corner of Arizona. This location is central to several unique and must see places; Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Four Corners Monument, Shiprock Peak, and Navajo National Monument.

 Chaco Culture National Historical Park

 Chaco Culture Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is approximately 110 miles southeast of the Teec Nos Pos Trading Post. 

From AD 850 to 1250, Chaco was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area--unlike anything before or since.  Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings, ceremonial buildings, and distinctive architecture.  These structures required considerable planning, designing, organizing of labor, and engineering to construct.  The Chacoan people combined many elements: pre-planned architectural designs, astronomical alignments, geometry, landscaping, and engineering to create an ancient urban center of spectacular public architecture--one that still awes and inspires us a thousand years later. 

While the rocks at Chaco Canyon are the same type of rocks as found at Mesa Verde National Park, there are no large alcoves at Chaco Canyon. A layer of clay in the sandstone at Mesa Verde causes alcoves to form and that layer is missing in Chaco Canyon.

 

You are encouraged to visit the following National Park Service web page for Chaco Culture National Historical Park. www.nps.gov/chcu/

 

Area Attractions

 

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde Ancient Ruins

 
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Monument Valley

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Canyo De Cheelly National Monument Rock Art

Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Four Corners Monument

Four Corners Monument 

Shiprock Peak 

Shiprock Peak Sacred Navajo Monument


Navajo National Monument
 

Navajo National Monument

Full Size Statue
"End Of The Trail"
End Of The Trail Full Size Statue

Carrizo Mountains Teec Nos Pos
Carrizo Mountains Teec Nos Pos