Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Chaco Culture National Historical Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Lengthy hike to Supernova Pictograph site near the end of the trail. Trail is generally sand and dirt without much elevation gain until near the end of the trail. It is out and back. Hardly any traffic after the first two miles. I went in the early afternoon and it was quite warm, even in early May. You will want to take plenty of water and some trail food, of course. There is no cell service generally anywhere within the Park so you must take care of yourself out there. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Not much wildlife but I did see some coyote scat, some birds, a couple of lizards and one large snake.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking

This was beautiful! It is definitely worth it to see the Crab Nebula petrographs and making it to the top was cool!!

7 months ago

Easy gravel trail leading to pueblo ruins. Be respectful, ALL of Chaco is a sacred place.

I love Chaco culture in general! The history is amazing (they found jars full of cacao beans-chocolate) and the hikes are absolutely beautiful!

Great place to take kids

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Great hike to oversee Pueblo Bonito. Different perspective, helps to understand the size of the various pueblos. Fun climb up a crevasse to the cliff top from the valley floor.

walking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Its amazing to see what the enormity of the structure up close, it kind of feels like the US' Colosseum. Easy to walk around, some tight spaces but still manageable. There is one room that shows the original roof/floor above you and its quite amazing that it's still there. The pictographs are also very interesting and worth a glance.

walking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Easy walk around one of the bigger structures. You can really appreciate the stonework/masonry up close.

hiking
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Other than climbing a narrow passage, there is not much needed for this trail than walking. The overlook of Pueblo Bonito is stunning and if there are people walking through it, you can really appreciate the size of it.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

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

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Friday, August 26, 2016

A minor site at Chaco.

walking
Friday, August 26, 2016

One of the minor sites at chaco.

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

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

great history, one of many ruins at Chaco.

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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

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

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

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.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Nice easy path with ruins.

hiking
Monday, February 08, 2016

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.

hiking
Friday, November 13, 2015

Another great ruin. This is one you can get into and see many of the same view the villagers saw. Amazing to see such feats of construction - square windows, round sights straight walls - all without the use of modern tools. Very easy walk.

hiking
Friday, November 13, 2015

Do not miss this one! We were lucky enough to meet up with a ranger guided tour. She was very knowledgeable and able to share much more than the basis trail guide did! These were amazing, hard working people. While we were there, they were doing some maintenance on the structures. It was a very quiet and respectful undertaking.

hiking
Friday, November 13, 2015

Another easy trail. More sites. Be sure to pick up literature at the trail head with numbered sites to give you the full overview.

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