Best Hikes in Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Location: Northwest New Mexico
Off Highway 550, 75 miles southeast of Farmington, NM and 150 miles north west of Albuquerque, NM
Chaco Canyon Hiking Trails
Distance: 3.8 - 6.0 miles (Loop)
This popular hike visits spectacular overlooks with views of Pueblo Bonito, Chetro Ketl, and Kin Kletso, explores Pueblo Alto and New Alto and passes by Chacoan basins, stairways, ramps, and roads.
Penasco Blanco in Chaco Canyon
Distance: 4.0 - 8.2 miles (Round Trip)
Leave the crowds behind on this nice walk visiting a Chacoan Great House. Along the way the trail views the rock art sites along the Petroglyph Trail and passes the “Supernova” pictograph site.
Distance: 3.8 miles (Round Trip)
This nice, short hike visits Wijiji, a late-period Chaco great house, along with an alcove with pictographs and petroglyphs.
Distance: 1.0 miles (Round Trip)
This easy hike visits Una Vida, a Chacoan “Great House” near the Visitor Center. An optional spur path climbs to view small petroglyph panels.
Distance: 3.4 - 4.9 miles (Loop)
This hike climbs to a high point on the South Mesa to visit Tsin Kletzin, a Chacoan Great House. Along the way the hike enjoys nice vistas of the surrounding country as well as the fine views of great houses located at the western end of Chaco Canyon.
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