• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Kin Bineola and Kin Ya' a Great Houses CLOSED

    There is no public access.

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?

Photo of Richard Wetherill's coal mine

Richard Wetherill came to Chaco Canyon in 1896 and worked with the American Museum of Natural History. He operated a ranch and trading post there until his death in 1910. To keep warm during the frigid Chaco winters, Richard burned low-grade coal from a mine he constructed.