• 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.

Hiking Trails

There are four backcountry hiking trails in Chaco Culture National Historical Park ranging from a relatively level 3 mile roundtrip hike to a trails over 7 miles long and climbing up to 450 feet. Whichever trail you choose to take it will provide you with a rare opportunity to experience the present-day solitude and sweeping vistas of the canyon and mesa landscape; allow you to see the impressive Chacoan great houses, roads, and features in an undeveloped setting; and help you understand the scope and extent of the Chaco world.

Did You Know?

Photo of Navajo Stabilization crew working in Chaco Canyon

Beginning in 1937 the CCC funded an experimental Mobil Unit to work on ruins stabilization. The crew was mostly Navajo and even had one female member. They passed their knowledge to future generations, and many members of the preservation crew today are related to the original team. More...