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The Center of an Ancient World Today the massive buildings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples still testify to the organizational and engineering abilities not seen anywhere else in the American Southwest. For a deeper contact with the canyon that was central to thousands of people between 850 and 1250 A.D., come and explore Chaco through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night sky programs. Park closes at sunset

An out & back trail to another ruin. It is best to combine with the ruins trail and make it a loop

a short route to another ruin. This one is a little more intimate as you can get closer.

walking
3 months ago

One of the minor sites at chaco.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Chaco is remote with blacktop being about 30 miles away. The route in is a rough gravel road. Your speed will be about 20 mph. Scenic in that you see barren dessert, Chaco is well worth the drive in.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Desert drive through a variety of scenery. Several places to get out of the car and take some small hikes.

Loved it!! Hiking to the top was awesome and absolutely breathtaking!!

Amazing hikes in the middle of nowhere.

great history, one of many ruins at Chaco.

hiking
5 months ago

One of the easier trails to the ruins in the park. But, also very significant. Doable by only most anyone, great for kids.

Chaco historic sites has great trails, ruins very significant, great for whole family. Do the more remote hikes to really take advantage of the site.

hiking
5 months ago

As all the Pueblos at Chaco, very interesting. Recommend to all

hiking
5 months ago

One of the least hiked but one of the best in the park. The climb to the rim should not discourage anyone. Its over quick and then it is an easy 5 miles. Great views, great historic pueblos and great topography.

Nice walk through some very ancient ruins. Found some petroglyphs high up on one trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Don't miss this! The best views to really appreciate the size of this ruin and number of kivas is from the Pueblo Alto Loop trail.

Nice easy path with ruins.

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent hike! You can't beat the views of Pueblo Bonito. Starts out with a slight incline that's very rocky, after that it's pretty easy. Did this hike with my husband and very small dog. No shade so it would be very hot in the summer. Took just over two hours to hike the loop.

hiking
9 months ago

Don't miss the ranger tour. Very knowledgeable and educational.

Indeed, the road to the site is not paved but not as bad as some reviews describe. I have been in roads that make this one look like a paved super highway. It is indeed worth the drive because the site itself is very interesting with ruins you do not often see. The hike is very nice and best on mild weather, I would not want to try it during summer.