Best trails in Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Looking for a great trail in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, views trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Chaco Culture National Historical Park ranging from 1.1 to 37.7 km and from 1,862 to 2,116 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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

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Map of trails in Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 am
Contact
(505) 786-7014 ext.
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Top trails (17)
#1 - Pueblo Alto Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 8.2 km • Est. 2 h 24 m
Pueblo Alto Trail is a 8.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walkinShow more
#2 - Chaco Culture Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 2.3 km • Est. 36 m
Chaco Culture Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl is a 2.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#3 - Pueblo Bonito
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 23 m
This is an Educational hike. it's an ancient city that rivals the Aztecs in Mexico. Definitely a must see, specially if you're an Urban or Architect major. Pueblo Bonito is divided into two sectionShow more
#4 - Penasco Blanco Ruins Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 11.6 km • Est. 3 h 9 m
Penasco Blanco Ruins Trail is a 11.6 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking Show more
#5 - Pueblo Bonito Overlook Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 3.2 km • Est. 55 m
Pueblo Bonito Overlook Trail is a 3.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#6 - Tsin Kletzin Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 6.8 km • Est. 2 h 3 m
Tsin Kletzin Trail is a 6.8 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#7 - Casa Rinconada Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 0.5 km • Est. 8 m
This is one of the trails in Chaco Canyon National Historic Park - this is the trail to Casa Rinconada site.Show more
#8 - U.S. Highway 550 to Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 37.7 km
U.S. Highway 550 to Chaco Culture National Historic Park is a 37.7 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is good for all skillShow more
#9 - Una Vida Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 0.8 km • Est. 13 m
One of the trails at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park - this is the trail to Una Vida site.Show more
#10 - Chetro Ketl Trail
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 23 m
One of the trails in Chaco Canyon National Historic Park. This is the trail to Chetro Ketl site.Show more
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