Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

1 month ago

This one is off the beaten path. We say one couple. The trail is a loop and when you get to the turn around point you will think you are in a Star Wars movie set. It is absolutely amazing and worth the 3 hrs. Don't pass this one up. Bring water as there is nothing out there.

1 month ago

A whimsical and ethereal collection of hoodoos and twisted geology. The egg factory is surreal, especially near sunset as the golden light really brings out the patterns on these bizarre features. The petrified wood was a real surprise. I can across one large log and numerous smaller sections. There were shards of petrified wood scattered everywhere. Great place to wander.

2 months ago

I love this place. I felt like I was walking around on another planet. Such a wonderful experience, and I cannot wait to go back.

I love that there are well beaten paths, and landmarks to go see, but I feel it's such a treat to be able to walk anywhere you want at Bisti.

Do not recommend !!!! Not what you expect mostly flat land and some rocks

Beautifull. Very impressive views of a cuasi lunar/incredible landscape. Watch out that there is no trails or paths. Went with my wife and we were totally alone, If you are not carefull you can easily get lost.
Dont try to go from here to the Chaco Culture Natural Park following a GPS because the road dissappears. We managed to cross a dry river, but would not do it again without a 4x4.

No actual designated trails within the Bisti Wilderness Area. You just wander among these amazing rock formations. My track is in an area accessed from the "North Trailhead" off County Road 7299 in southern San Juan County, New Mexico. There is no fee; fill out a registration permit at the trailhead. The area is generally flat with one major dry wash and a few tiny, minor washes. It is easy to become disoriented while wandering in this spectacular place, so basic navigational skills are helpful as well as a GPS device, though one could probably make do with a compass. Equestrians use this area and consequently horse droppings are seen everywhere. Depending on when you visit you may not have much company. Off limits to bicycles and motorized vehicles. Be advised, the parking area has no restrooms. Quite hot in summer, best times to visit are in spring or fall. Of course carry plenty of water and snacks. I had no cell service in this area nor anywhere nearby. There are at least three different access points to the Bisti; each one is off a different county road.

No established trail, no mark on any way. Can’t find all the interesting places they mention about. But I do have fun.

So, there's no established 'trail.' At the parking area, pass through the gate and head toward the right into the south wash. I'd recommend just doing the south wash as an out & back, exploring the hills to the right along the way. Although you can bank around counterclockwise and come back out the wash to the north, that wash and the hills around it are pretty featureless and boring. South wash is great for an afternoon exploring hoodoos hills eggs and interesting landscapes though. I took about 100 photos.

Not what I expected.. didn’t see many cool rocks

this is one of the most interesting hikes i have been on...not to mention the beauty

8 months ago

there is a designated parking area, so I'm not sure what directions the previous reviewer took. I have Verizon, and had good enough signal in some areas to go live on facebook

8 months ago

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

Very interesting easy hike. Not well marked. Some interesting hoodoos and painted mounds. Do not go after rains. Even 1 week after rains the path still had muddy areas that act like quicksand. Many wild animal prints from badgers to cats to deer. Didn’t see any but be aware they’re around. Not heavily visited. Poor signal in area. Bring water.

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

no distinct trail, more difficult to follow, compass helpful, no phone service. BEAUTIFIL landscape

Sunday, April 09, 2017


Friday, March 17, 2017

Hoodoos city as far as the eye can see.

Friday, November 25, 2016

I love going to the Bisti. Lots of amazing rock formations. It can be hard to find the various named formations but well worth the effort!

Friday, August 26, 2016

A minor site at Chaco.

Friday, August 26, 2016

One of the minor sites at chaco.

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

great history, one of many ruins at Chaco.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This is the northern trailhead into the wilderness and is the best to see more formations. Yet, I expected more. Great for solitude and and a nice backpack trip. Just expected more.

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.

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

Friday, March 11, 2016

Nice easy path with ruins.

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.

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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