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    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

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Pueblo del Arroyo

Photo of interior of Chetro Ketl

Pueblo del Arroyo

Pueblo del Arroyo
(1/4 mile, allow 30-45 minutes)


Located 5 1/2 miles from the visitor center on the 9-mile Canyon Loop Drive. The trail through Pueblo del Arroyo is 1/4 mile, roundtrip. It is graveled, and climbs several short, steep rises. Assistance is recommended for persons using wheelchairs. During your visit, you may use the guide to recognize several unique characteristics of Chacoan great house architecture and about the enduring legacy of Chacoan culture. Pueblo del Arroyo was planned and constructed in two short stages from about AD 1025 to AD 1125. Situated in the center of the Chacoan world, Pueblo del Arroyo typifies the great pueblo architecture found throughout the Chacoan world, although it lacks a great kiva and earthen mounds. You can see many of these great house elements along this trail.

 
Photo of Pueblo del Arroyo and South Gap
Pueblo del Arroyo and South Gap taken from Pueblo Alto trail.
 
Photo of Pueblo del Arroyo tri-wall
Pueblo del Arroyo tri-wall kiva

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...