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Chaco Culture Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until November.

Length 1.4 mi Elevation gain 62 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Historic site

No dogs

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Evelin Grajeda
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Make sure you go early and on a cloudy day. You need a lot of time to reach the really big ruins and there is no shade.

Sean Manion
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Hiking

Only had a day and a half at Chaco. Getting there (lots people complain about the dirt roads in) more than worth it. I’d say, with respect, those complaints are overblown when considering you’re accessing a world heritage site and one of the most amazing things you’ll experience. We took shorter route in from the North. Rangers and hosts super helpful. Camped in the walk-in tent spots at Gallo. Definitely do the guided tours at 10am daily. They’re incredibly knowledgeable. This walk was amazing: a must do. Very short, just obviously bring water. Will be back for more exploration in future.

Naomi
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Camping

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

Mark Tracy
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Great place to take kids

Cortney Johnson
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Hiking
Gladys Gonzalez
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Hiking

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

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

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.

Sue Bucknell
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Hiking

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

Alejandro Wills
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Hiking

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.

Vanessa McKnight
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Hiking

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

Anthony Chavez
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Mountain biking

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

Mindy Prinster
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Hiking

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!

Kenny Dillingham
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Hiking

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.

Todd Oliver
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Hiking

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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Alice Paul
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Vicki Cordova
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Jim Arnold
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Teressa Jackson
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Bre G
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Jason Thompson
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Yvonne S.
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chris dell
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Elizabeth LaBreeck
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Dave Porter
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Ammie Koch
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