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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Church Rock in McKinley County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Chaco Cliffs

Chaco Cliffs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Maribeth Robison, May 15, 2018
1. Chaco Cliffs Marker
Inscription.  Great cliffs of red sandstone form the southern boundary of the San Juan basin. The strata that are exposed here are the gently upturned edge of the structural basin which contains coal, uranium, oil and gas resources. The Zuni mountains to the south represent the old basement rock upon which the basin strata were deposited. Elevation is 6,900 feet.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 35° 31.834′ N, 108° 36.449′ W. Marker is in Church Rock, New Mexico, in McKinley County. Marker is at the intersection of I-40 Frontage Road (U.S. 66) and County Road 566, on the right when traveling west on I-40 Frontage Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Rock NM 87311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gallup (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fort Wingate (approx. 5˝ miles away); Navajo Code Talkers (approx. 7˝ miles away); CN Cotton Warehouse (approx. 7˝ miles away); Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
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(approx. 7˝ miles away); Kitchen's Opera House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Historic Buildings (approx. 7˝ miles away); Gallup's Brief History (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 27, 2023