• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

Hungo Pavi

Photo of Hungo Pavi with ancient stairway in background.

Hungo Pavi with stairway in distance

Russ Bodnar

Hungo Pavi
(1/4 mile roundtrip, allow 1/2 hour)

Located 2 miles from the visitor on the 9-mile loop drive. Hungo Pavi is an unexcavated Chacoan great house (monumental public building) containing over 150 rooms, a great kiva, and an enclosed plaza. It is a good example of what Chacoan sites look like without excavations--covered with a protective blanket of wind-blown sand and native vegetation. Travel in small groups to lessen our impacts to this fragile site. You can download a pdf file of the Hungo Pavi trail guide here. (To get the Free Adobe Reader, which is required to read this pdf file, click here.)

 
Photo of ancient stairway behind Hungo Pavi.
Stairway behind Hungo Pavi.
Russ Bodnar
 
Photo of backwall or Hungo Pavi
Back wall of Hungo Pavi
Russ Bodnar

Did You Know?

Photo of Chaco Wash

Among their many accomplishments, the CCC camp at Chaco planted 80,000 trees and 80,000 shrubs at Chaco between 1939 and 1941. They also cut poles and surveyed 375 miles for telephone line, built 1018 small dikes to control erosion, and constructed 3.2 miles of entrance road. More...