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Al­bu­querque’s Hotel Chaco now of­fer­ing unique tours to Chaco Canyon His­toric Park.

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Hotel Chaco, a bou­tique property in­spired by the an­cient ar­chi­tec­ture and civ­i­liza­tion of Chaco Canyon, is now of­fer­ing day ad­ven­tures to the Chaco Canyon Na­tional Mon­u­ment, a UNESCO World Her­itage Site known for its sprawl­ing col­lec­tion of ru­ins that date back 1,100 years ago.

Pre­vi­ous ex­cur­sions hosted by the 118-room bou­tique, lux­ury hotel lo­cated in Old

Town Al­bu­querque have been im­mensely pop­u­lar, which has prompted the hotel to re­turn this year with an ex­panded sched­ule and new of­fer­ings, in­clud­ing overnight “glamp­ing”—that’s glam­ourous camp­ing for our true-blue cow­boy read­ers— trips that will co­in­cide with the spring and fall equinoxes. (The next overnight trip is on Septem­ber 22 and 23.) Day trips will take place every Satur­day through Novem­ber, with ex­panded, cus­tom or pri­vate day and overnight trips also avail­able. Lo­cated in north­west­ern New Mexico, Chaco Canyon Na­tional Mon­u­ment was home to a thriv­ing Pue­blo cul­ture be­tween 850 and 1250. What re­mains of the timber and sand­stone build­ings—de­signed to align with the move­ment of the sun, moon and stars—is now one of New Mexico’s most cher­ished arche­o­log­i­cal sites.

“We con­ceived these trips as a way for more peo­ple to ac­cess and ex­plore this mag­i­cal place,” says An­ge­lisa Mur­ray, owner of Her­itage In­spi­ra­tions, which has part­nered with the hotel to bring guests to Chaco Canyon. “We take care of all trans­porta­tion and lo­gis­tics so our guests can sim­ply re­lax and ab­sorb the scenery.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about the tours visit www.her­itagein­spi­ra­tions.com, and for more in­for­ma­tion about the hotel visit www.hotelchaco.com.

Pue­blo Bonito Over­look at Chaco Canyon Na­tional Park.

Acoma dancers at Chaco Canyon Na­tional Mon­u­ment dur­ing a sol­stice cer­e­mony.

A sky­ward view in­side ru­ins at Chaco Canyon Na­tional Mon­u­ment.

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