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Casamero Ruin Chacoan Outlier

Archaeological Site
Casamero Ruin with Tecolote Mesa in background – Carol Chamberland

ADA Accessibility Notes

Of all the Chacoan outliers, Casamero is probably closest to a road--only a couple of hundred yards. However, the trail is not paved and is not suitable for traditional wheelchairs. The trail is fairly level, with only a small elevation gain.

Casamero Ruin is an excellent example of a Chacoan outlier, containing many of the cultural and architectural traits found at Chaco Canyon. Foods grown and pottery produced at Casamero may have been traded to other outliers and to Chaco Canyon. The Casamero Community consists of a Chacoan great house, a great kiva, parts of two prehistoric roads, and several small residential structures. Casamero Pueblo itself contains 22 ground floor rooms and may have had 6 second story rooms along the west side. It is managed by the Federal Bureau of Land Management. Interpretive signs have been placed along the trail.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leash are welcome.

Time Period Represented

Occupied AD 1000-1125, during the height of Chaco Canyon (Pueblo II)

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