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Una Vida Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nageezi, New Mexico that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 0.5 mi Elevation gain 22 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Bugs

No dogs

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Getting There

One of the trails at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park - this is the trail to Una Vida site.

Parking provided at the trailhead.

Call the park (505-786-7014) for current road conditions.

Car Chaco Canyon is located in northwestern New Mexico. The park can only be accessed by driving on dirt roads. Warning: Some of the local roads recommended by map publishers and services using GPS devised to access Chaco are unsafe for passenger cars. Please use our written directions below to avoid getting lost or stuck. From the north, turn off US 550 at CR 7900--3 miles southeast of Nageezi and approximately 50 miles west of Cuba (at mile 112.5). This route is clearly signed from US 550 to the park boundary (21 miles). The route includes 8 miles of paved road (CR 7900) and 13 miles of rough dirt road (CR7950). The 4 1/2 miles before entering the park are very rough. From the south, two routes access Chaco from Highway 9, which runs between Crownpoint, Pueblo Pintado, and Cuba. Both routes can vary from very rough to impassable. Not recommended for RVs. If you are traveling from the south, please call ahead for the latest conditions. Via Hwy 57(Hwy 14 on some maps): This turnoff is located on Highway 9, 13 miles east of Highway 371, at the former Seven Lakes Trading Post. (20 miles of dirt). Note that the signs directing you to turn off of Hwy 371 onto Highway 9 are missing. Via Pueblo Pintado: At the community of Pueblo Pintado, turn north on Navajo 46 for 10 miles (rough dirt). Turn left on County Road 7900 for 7 miles (some rough dirt). Turn left on County Road 7950, and follow the signs 16 miles to the park entrance (3 miles paved and 13 of rough dirt road). The northern and southern routes include 13, 20, and 33 miles of dirt roads, respectively. These sections of road are infrequently maintained, and they can become impassable during inclement weather. If you have an RV and are not planning on camping in the park, you may want to leave the RV and drive a car into the park.

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Hannah Davis
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JC Carlyle
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An easy short trail right next to the visitor's center. The ruins aren't as impressive as Pueblo Bonito, but they are still a marvel.

Tanya GM
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remembering... a trip worth the ice packs

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

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

Alice Paul
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Edwin G.
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Teressa Jackson
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Frank G
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Steven Maisto
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Juanita Gutierrez
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Jason Thompson
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chris dell
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