Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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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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.

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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.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

A minor site at Chaco.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

One of the minor sites at chaco.

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

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

great history, one of many ruins at Chaco.

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.

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

Friday, March 11, 2016

Nice easy path with ruins.

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.

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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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Friday, November 13, 2015

Very easy trail next to the visitors center. Lots of puddles after a brief rain shower. Impressive until you see the other sites.

It is an absolute MUST for people to visit this site, its a World Heritage Site, which as history would inform most of mankind essentially has ties to the area. Its wonderful! I wish that I had more time to explore and fully intend on another visit. Don't let the negative comments about the crummy road to the site discourage you (provided it is miserable washboard and takes about 30 minutes to drive 15 miles) Its important to remember to make the best, its been two years since I was there and my 4 year old still remembers the drive in and LOVES to watch the silly videos we made while driving to the site

mountain biking
Thursday, April 04, 2013

This is some of the crappiest road you will ever drive on. Washboard most of the way. By the way, resident.

The drive in was some of the most relentless 15 miles of washboard. The park itself is paved and the trails are well maintained and marked. You can actually walk thru the ruins, they are amazing and should not be missed. We loved every minute!

Neat cultural site that is great for the whole family. There are several trails, some super easy and others take more effort or daring in spots.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fanatastic trails. Great hiking. Really beautiful trails with great overlooks. I'd highly recommend. This is way way off the beaten path.

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