White House Ruin Trail

EASY 22 reviews

White House Ruin Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chinle, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

beautiful and easy! the only trail that opens to public in the NM but def worth it. nice red rock canyon, some of the part looks like the WAVE formation, and high giant canyon wall at the end. A lot of birds!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Very easy trail with a rewarding view! We were there during fresh snow so it's very quiet and beautiful

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is more for the tourist/novice hiker. However, it is a very nice trail. Well maintained. Going down is the easy part. Good workout going back up.

8 months ago

Nice historical and geological wonder

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Took my 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter here and did this hike. Very Cool area you feel as if you went back in time 1000 years and you just have so many questions.

10 months ago

I didn't mind this hike, My wife on the other hand would not rate it very high, I would put this on the "hard" end of easy, especially if you do it in some heat, coming up can be rough in the heat, very little shade if any. Definitely enjoyable going down, once in the canyon, it's ok. My wife did not like the Indian sellers you have to walk by to see the ruins, or the fact you are kept a pretty good distance away from them, with an ugly steel fence between you & the ruins (not great for pictures). It is the only way to see the canyon without hiring a guide, so from that perspective, to me it's kinda a must do unless you happy taking pictures from the overlooks looking down

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Luv!

hiking
Monday, December 21, 2015

I grew up near the Canyon and it brings back memories of my childhood. Its a beautiful place to hike and I recommend doing it before sunset because the colors of the Arizona sky and the walls of canyon are amazing!

hiking
Monday, December 07, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Definitely worth it. The signs says it takes two hours but I did it in just over an hour. The views are beautiful and the history is fascinating.

hiking
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pretty and fascinating trail. If you are a history buff this trail is a must! However, hats, sunblock and plenty of water is also a must.

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Steep descent/ascent. Varied trail, but mostly slick rock. Some sections with sheer drop offs. Be smart: water, hat, sunscreen...DUH!! Gorgeous views, lots of folks on the trail, horses down at the water, petroglyphs, ruins and Navajo artisans. Worthwhile hike.

hiking
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

It was a nice easy hike. Awesome sandstone cliffs and epic views. Take lots of sun block and water.