Chaco Culture Pueblo Bonita and Chetro Ketl

EASY 16 reviews

Chaco Culture Pueblo Bonita 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

historic site

no dogs

hiking
19 days ago

camping
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Great place to take kids

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Friday, October 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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
Friday, March 18, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

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
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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.

hiking
Thursday, April 04, 2013

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!

hiking
Friday, March 02, 2012

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.

hiking
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.