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 at Chaco
Tanya Ortega de Chamberlain
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. Below are the bicycling options to consider.
The Canyon Loop Drive
Bicycling the 9-mile paved Canyon Loop Drive is an excellent way to begin. The road is nearly level, and open from sunrise to sunset. Bike racks are located at the Visitor Center and the parking areas at the Chacoan sites: Hungo Pavi, Pueblo Bonito and Cheto Ketl, Pueblo del Arroye, and Casa Rinconada. The drive begins just beyond the Visitor Center. Please remember that the road is one way. Be alert for traffic. Please stay on the road and designated bike trails.
For your comfort and bicycling safety
*Wear a helmet.
Your can help protect and preserve this significatant park of our work heritage by following basic rules:
*Do not collect pottery or other protected artifacts, plants, or rocks anywhere in the park.
Did You Know?
A thousand years ago, when Chaco was flourishing, you could hear the squawks of Scarlet ( Ara macao ) and Military ( Ara militaris ) macaws in the high desert. Live birds were traded along routes that stretched deep into present-day Mexico. They kept the live birds in rooms at Pueblo Bonito. More...