Pueblo Alto Trail


Entire loop trail: 5.5 miles (8.9 km) total (3-4 hours)
Pueblo Alto: 3.2 miles (5.1 km) roundtrip (2 hours)
Pueblo Bonito Overlook: 2.0 miles (3.2 km) roundtrip (1 hour)


Pueblo del Arroyo parking area

Elevation gain:

600 feet (183 meters)

This trail provides dramatic overlook views of Kin Kletso, Pueblo Bonito, and Chetro Ketl, enters Pueblo Alto and New Alto, passes by Chacoan stairs, ramps, and roads, and affords panoramic views of the San Juan Basin. This is an excellent introduction to the scope of the Chaco world.

Black and white map of a loop trail named Pueblo Alto Trail. Solid lines indicate the road, with a dashed line showing the path of the trail. Numerous locations and features are identified via typed text on the map.
Map of Pueblo Alto trail
Stone walls rise out of the vast desert landscape, almost blending into the tan color of the sand immediately in the foreground.
Pueblo Alto
A tan mesa cliff face with carved steps and smaller handholds carved to either side of each step.
Jackson stairs from Pueblo Alto trail

Jedediah Drolet

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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