• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Places To Go

Photo of Great Kiva at Pueblo Bonito

Great Kiva at Pueblo Bonito

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Self-Guided Tours along the Canyon Loop Drive

Most of the park and cultural sites are self-guided year-round. Six major sites are located along the 9-mile long Canyon Loop Drive. These sites include: Una Vida, Hungo Pavi, Pueblo Bonito, Chetro Ketl, Pueblo del Arroyo, and Casa Rinconada. You may purchase self-guided trail brochures at the Visitor Center bookstore.

Did You Know?

Photo of Richard Wetherill's coal mine

Richard Wetherill came to Chaco Canyon in 1896 and worked with the American Museum of Natural History. He operated a ranch and trading post there until his death in 1910. To keep warm during the frigid Chaco winters, Richard burned low-grade coal from a mine he constructed.