Peñasco Blanco Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A day hike to a major Chacoan great house in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, passing other great houses, petroglyphs, and pictographs on the way.
From the ruins, you can see far up and down the canyon. Few people make the hike, so you may have the ruin to yourself. I visited Peñasco Blanco in February after a heavy snowfall. I reached the great house shortly before sunset, after breaking trail through the snow. The mercury was falling fast as the sun sank in the west. Combined with a wind howling out of the northwest across the treeless mesas, my sense of cold and isolation was extreme. It was hard to picture the buildings here ever being inhabited."