• 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.

  • Reservations required to attend equinox sunrise program

    To attend the equinox sunrise program on Monday, September 22 call the visitor center at 505-786-7014. Program will be limited to 100 participants.

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
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

1778 Pacheco Map

The earliest map of the Chaco region was drawn in 1778 by Spanish cartographer Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco. The map identified Chaco Canyon area as "Chaca." "Chaca" is believed to be the origin of both "Chacra" (a nearby mesa) and "Chaco." More...