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by luksn Online Now Nov 11, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Is Chaco Canyon something that a group of seniors,(.motorcoach tour) can drive thru (along with the visitor center? Since some of the people are mobility limited walking any distance is probably not an option. Are there places to pull off the road to allow pictures without walking a great distance? We will be traveling from Albuqueerque to Farmington on hiway 550 or 371. Anyinfo on things that would be of interest to this type of group would be appreciated> Thanks

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    by bocmaxima Online Now Nov 11, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Yeah, it would be fine for that. The roads into Chaco Canyon are not paved, but the one from US 550 is in good enough condition to get an RV down there. I've seen several there before. Don't take 371 in though. The road to Chaco from there is not in as good condition and has a couple of stretches that would likely be scary in an RV.
    Almost everything is right along the road (which is paved inside the park, btw). Pueblo Bonito, one of the bigger attractions, can be walked around in, but there aren't really any stairs, just some ducking. You can still see it from the road though. Casa Rinconada, the famous kiva there, is accessible via a very short, level trail from the road.

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