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?
Chaco harbors many insects, moths, spiders, and butterflies in the summer months. One of these known as the cat-faced spider (Araneus illudatus) can be seen hanging in doorways and archeological sites.