Pueblo Alto Trail Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Bloomfield, New Mexico 87413

Pueblo Alto Trail Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Pueblo Alto Trail: Chaco Culture National Historical Park Professional Review and Guide

"This 5.6-mile lollipop hike is a moderate stroll from the Chaco Canyon floor to the canyon rim. The hike along the Pueblo Alto Trail will take hikers to several scenic overlooks of Chaco Canyon as well as views of a unique set of stairs that have been carved into the canyon wall. Be sure to check the park website for closures that may occur during flash flood seasons.

Between AD 900 and 1150, it is believed that Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Puebloan people. The Chacoans chiseled and shaped sandstone blocks and hauled wood from great distances in order to build what were at the time the largest buildings in North America. The advanced architectural skills of the people are undeniable, as many of the buildings look to have been aligned to capture the solar
and lunar cycles."

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Trail Information

Bloomfield
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
5.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, PO Box 220, Nageezi, NM 87037; (505) 786-7014; www.nps.gov/chcu
Local Contacts
USGS: Pueblo Bonito, NM; trail map available at the visitor center
Local Maps

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Jul 2018