Chaco Culture National Historical Park Trails

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#1 of 4 trails in Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park Trails is a 10 mile trail located near Nageezi, NM and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.

10.0 miles 648 feet
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Sue Bucknell
2 months ago

19 Completed19 Reviews

Nice walk through some very ancient ruins. Found some petroglyphs high up on one trail.

Alejandro Wills
5 months ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

Indeed, the road to the site is not paved but not as bad as some reviews describe. I have been in roads that make this one look like a paved super highway. It is indeed worth the drive because the site itself is very interesting with ruins you do not often see. The hike is very nice and best on mild weather, I would not want to try it during summer.

Vanessa McKnight
1 year ago

54 Completed44 Reviews

It is an absolute MUST for people to visit this site, its a World Heritage Site, which as history would inform most of mankind essentially has ties to the area. Its wonderful! I wish that I had more time to explore and fully intend on another visit. Don't let the negative comments about the crummy road to the site discourage you (provided it is miserable washboard and takes about 30 minutes to drive 15 miles) Its important to remember to make the best, its been two years since I was there and my 4 year old still remembers the drive in and LOVES to watch the silly videos we made while driving to the site

Anthony Chavez
3 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is some of the crappiest road you will ever drive on. Washboard most of the way. By the way, resident.

Mindy Prinster
3 years ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

The drive in was some of the most relentless 15 miles of washboard. The park itself is paved and the trails are well maintained and marked. You can actually walk thru the ruins, they are amazing and should not be missed. We loved every minute!

Carlos Abrille
3 years ago

1118 Completed427 Reviews

This is another educational hike. The ancient society that built this place rivals the Aztecs. They're slowly restoring the architecture, that's going to take decades to accomplish. Interesting place to see the transformation and creation of Santa Fe Architecture. Bandelier is the other place worth visiting to compare both places and see the differences.

Kenny Dillingham
4 years ago

73 Completed58 Reviews

Neat cultural site that is great for the whole family. There are several trails, some super easy and others take more effort or daring in spots.

Todd Oliver
5 years ago

1 Completed19 Reviews

Fanatastic trails. Great hiking. Really beautiful trails with great overlooks. I'd highly recommend. This is way way off the beaten path.