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Old 04-14-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Chaco Canyon

Besides a reference in RV parks reviews, I can't find anything on if people have actually taken their motor homes into Chaco Canyon. The last 18 miles is described as rough. Washboard rough! Anybody have experience taking their Class A in or in the alternative, where have you camped nearby?


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Old 04-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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The road into from the north IS NOT SUITABLE for class A. Best RV spot is in Cuba NM...Road in from Crownpoint (reservation quality) is worse....If you are headed north and plan to see Mesa Verde, then stop in Los Alamos (Bandelier Nat'l Mon) and comute up to Chaco....then get your MH and drive up into Colorado (Delores) to camp and see Mesa Verde and Anasazie Heritage Center,,,By then you will be full up on the Chaco theme...

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Chaco has a 35' limit with no reservations. Haven't driven it with our MH but others have told us of the deeply rutted/washboard condition.

Bandelier is very far from Chaco. A better place to stay would be in Bloomfield - north on Hwy 550 at Desert Rose Resort. Another Indian culture park is near Bloomfield - Aztec Ruins Nat'l Mon.

All of the above are worth visiting and there are many other ruins in the area. Have a good trip!

To visit Bandelier Nat'l Monument we stayed, with our 40' MH, at Jemez Springs national forest campground on Hwy 4 or you could stay at Roadrunner RV Park in Pojoaque, NM on 84/285.

To visit Mesa Verde Nat'l Park in Colorado, stay IN the park (dry camping or some electric) or just outside the park and some RV parks.

We always try to stay near the places we'll explore. It's a lot easier and less-tiring.
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A friend of mine has taken his 34 foot Bounder in to Chaco. He described the 18 mile road as the worst he had ever encountered. It took him two and a half hours.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick answers. Just the info I needed.
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