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Casamero Ruin Chacoan Outlier

 
Casamero Ruin with Tecolote Mesa in background
Casamero Ruin rooms
 

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.

Hours Open: Daylight hours

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

Seasons Open: Year round

Visitor Fees: None

Price Style for this Establishment: N/A

 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.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leash are welcome.

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Latitude: 35.426240500
Longitude: -108.053605600
Elevation: 6918 FT (2109 M)
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