• 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.

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 a conch trumpet

A thousand years ago when Chaco was flourishing, you could hear the loud sounds of sea shell trumpets echoing off the canyon walls. The people traded for conch shells with groups along trade routes that stretched deep into present-day Mexico and the Gulf of California. More...