Chaco Canyon is my favorite camping spot. The campground is hard to reach down a pot holed dirt road, good for small RV’s and car camping and once you arrive, it’s hard to leave. There is no water or electric at the camp sites, as is true with most western national parks, but the bathroom close by is heated for the cold desert nights of October and the thousands of rooms of ruin are still a mystery to archeologists who continue to study the Oueblo people who lived here.
Wichita Ridge Army Core of Engineers (COE) campground is off the major highways enough to make it perfect for quiet sunsets. And fishing if you’re an angler. It’s been three years since I’ve camped there and I hope to make it back one more time fires are allowed, there are bathrooms nearby and as with most COE campgrounds it includes water and electric and an RV dump
The campground was underused when I camped there, with electric, water and typical amenities including a great hot shower, I’d go out of my way to camp here again. The GPS map had the checkin at the w4ong end of the Park, but otherwise I had no problems. I got one of many open spaces with a view of Steed Lake and plenary of room for any size RV. Fires were allowed which is a prime requirement when I camp. There was a wild storm the night I arrived, making for an indescribly sublime sunrise. Don’t miss this campground.