Casamero Chacoan Outliers Recreation Management Area

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Casamero Chacoan Outliers Recreation Management Area

New Mexico

(505) 761-8700

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Overview

Casamero Chacoan Outliers Recreation Management Area is full of historic sites, architecture, magnificent desert scenery, and opportunities for spotting wildlife. Casamero Pueblo was occupied by the Chacoan Anasazi between A.D. 1000 and A.D. 1125. It is an excellent example of a Chacoan outlier, an outlying community connected to Chaco Canyon by prehistoric roads, displaying many of the same cultural and architectural traits found at Chaco Canyon. Casamero was a community building that served a number of nearby farmsteads. It was used for social and religious activities aimed at uniting individual families into a cohesive community. Casamero, along with Chaco Cultural National Historical Park and six other outliers, is included on the World Heritage List. Visitors enjoy hiking and exploring the ancient ruins. The area is open year-round at no charge. The area is also a great place for wildlife viewing. The area is near campsites and many other historic sites to be explored.

Map of Casamero Chacoan Outliers Rec. Management Area

Latitude, Longitude: 36.053540, -107.973633

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Visitors can explore ancient ruins in this historic area. Casamero Pueblo was occupied by the Chacoan Anasazi between A.D. 1000 and A.D. 1125. It is an excellent example of a Chacoan outlier, an outlying community connected to Chaco Canyon by prehistoric roads, displaying many of the same cultural and architectural traits found at Chaco Canyon. Casamero was a community building that served a number of nearby farmsteads. It was used for social and religious activities aimed at uniting individual families into a cohesive community. Casamero, along with Chaco Cultural National Historical Park and six other outliers, is included on the World Heritage List.

Directions

Driving

The area is 20 miles west of Grants via I-25 & NM 19.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(505) 761-8700

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