• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

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Bicycling Information

Bicycling is a great way to visit many of the Chacoan sites and to experience the canyon, its wildlife, its solitude, and the ever-changing environment. The 9 mile loop drive is open to bicycles as are three other trails, Wijiji, Kin Klizhin, and Case Chiquita. Click to find out more about bicycling in Chaco.

 
 
Bicyclists on loop road
Bicyclists on Canyon Loop Drive
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Did You Know?

R H Kern drawing of Pueblo Pintado

Many buildings got the names you see at the park today during an exploration under Lieutenant James Simpson in 1849. Simpson recorded the names given to him by one of his guides, Carravahal. They have linguistic origins in Spanish, Navajo, and Hopi.