No Access to Kin Bineola
There is currently no access the the Kin Bineola Great House due to road damage.
Prescribed fire scheduled for the week of March 17
Expect smoke in the canyon. The Penasco Blanco trail will be closed beyond the petroglyphs; there will be no access to the great house or the supernova pictograph. The Kin Klizhin area will also be closed during the burn.
Contact: G. B. Cornucopia, 505-786-7014 ext. 0
Contact: Russ Bodnar, 505-786-7014 ext. 240
Friday March 19, 2010, join Ranger G. B. Cornucopia for special sunrise presentations at Casa Rinconada. Meet at Casa Rinconada great kiva at 7:00 am. The park gate on the Canyon Loop Drive opens at 6:15 am.
Did You Know?
While the rocks at Chaco Canyon are the same type of rocks as found at Mesa Verde National Park, there are no large alcoves at Chaco Canyon. A layer of clay in the sandstone at Mesa Verde causes alcoves to form and that layer is missing in Chaco Canyon. More...