Windows to the Past

The bustle of civilization surrounding the meandering Chaco Wash must have been a grandiose sight for travel-weary eyes between 850-1280 AD. For those who had spent days crossing the arid high desert to get there, the wide, shallow canyon epitomized the Ancestral Puebloan culture at the height of its engineering and organizational prowess. Today, the site still evokes a sense wonderment for modern travelers who visit. Here’s a look: