South Mesa Trail
Trailhead: Casa Rinconada Trail, Stop 10
Elevation gain: 450 feet
This trail leaves from Stop 10 on the Casa Rinconada trail, climbs to a high point on South Mesa, and leads to the great house Tsin Kletzin. Spectacular views of the surrounding landscape are visible at the site. The loop trail descends into South Gap, follows the Chacoan South Roads, and re-enters the canyon near Casa Rinconada.
Did You Know?
In 1937, a Civilian Conservation Corps group began work at Chaco. An all-Navajo
crew of stonemasons repaired many of the excavated Chacoan buildings. Preservation
measures continue to this day, and several members of the NPS preservation crew are
second and third generation stonemasons. More...