Explore the most popular no dogs trails near Nageezi with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

16 days ago

remembering... a trip worth the ice packs

this site is on the Penasco Blanco Ruins site trail and as far as the cyclist can take their bikes. easy hike.

very nice hike on a beautiful October day! great view of the Canyon from ruins site. route is easy with some climbing required to reach the mesa. definitely bring plenty of water!

Easy hike with slight incline in the latter half. Very hot in summer months, bring plenty of water as there is little shade for most of the journey. Petroglyphs were cool to see along the route. Absolute silence if alone.

My wife and I hit the trail just before 8:00 am on July 12, so it was hot. Trail is flat and very easy for the first 3 miles or so. If you finish the hike to Penasco Blanco, it gets steep and passes over bedrock, so be sure to watch for the cairns. The petroglyphs and pictographs are awesome. All told, it took us about 4 hrs of actual hiking, with about 1 hr of picture taking and breaks. Did I say it was hot? Bring lots of water, use sunscreen, and wear a hat.

Lengthy hike to Supernova Pictograph site near the end of the trail. Trail is generally sand and dirt without much elevation gain until near the end of the trail. It is out and back. Hardly any traffic after the first two miles. I went in the early afternoon and it was quite warm, even in early May. You will want to take plenty of water and some trail food, of course. There is no cell service generally anywhere within the Park so you must take care of yourself out there. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Not much wildlife but I did see some coyote scat, some birds, a couple of lizards and one large snake.

This was beautiful! It is definitely worth it to see the Crab Nebula petrographs and making it to the top was cool!!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

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

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Its amazing to see what the enormity of the structure up close, it kind of feels like the US' Colosseum. Easy to walk around, some tight spaces but still manageable. There is one room that shows the original roof/floor above you and its quite amazing that it's still there. The pictographs are also very interesting and worth a glance.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Easy walk around one of the bigger structures. You can really appreciate the stonework/masonry up close.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

a short route to another ruin. This one is a little more intimate as you can get closer.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

A minor site at Chaco.

walking
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.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

One of the easier trails to the ruins in the park. But, also very significant. Doable by only most anyone, great for kids.

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.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

As all the Pueblos at Chaco, very interesting. Recommend to all

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

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Don't miss this! The best views to really appreciate the size of this ruin and number of kivas is from the Pueblo Alto Loop trail.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Nice easy path with ruins.

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Don't miss the ranger tour. Very knowledgeable and educational.

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

Do not miss this one! We were lucky enough to meet up with a ranger guided tour. She was very knowledgeable and able to share much more than the basis trail guide did! These were amazing, hard working people. While we were there, they were doing some maintenance on the structures. It was a very quiet and respectful undertaking.

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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.

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