KUNM, "Archaeologists Worry As Drilling Approaches Chaco."

“I get an overwhelming feeling of, I’m coming back to a wonderful ancient place,” says Paul Reed, an archaeologist with the nonprofit Archaeology Southwest. “It might sound a little corny, but a lot of people have that quasi-religious experience driving into Chaco.”

From his job at nearby Salmon Ruins, he drives into Chaco regularly—and he likes that long, unpaved road. “You see Fajada Butte and then you begin the loop road through the canyon where you can tour up to ten different great house structures,” Reed explains. “You really get a sense of how monumental the building was in Chaco and really what the place must have meant to the people who lived there.”
— http://kunm.org/post/archaeologists-worry-drilling-approaches-chaco