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Una Vida

Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Nageezi, NM
+1 505-786-7014
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The First Ruin

Una Vida is the first ruin you come across at Chaco. It is adjacent (NW) of the visitor Center... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Kevin T
The first ruin in Chaco Culture NM

A good place to take a ranger-lead walk to get oriented to the Chaco site as a whole. Be sure to... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Boise, Idaho
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Located in Chaco Canyon, this is the first and easiest ancient ruin to reach.
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Chaco Culture National Historic Park, Nageezi, NM
+1 505-786-7014
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Una Vida is the first ruin you come across at Chaco. It is adjacent (NW) of the visitor Center. The ruins are not quite as well preserved as others in the Canyon. But, there is one of the best petroglyph walls in the Canyon above...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 12 November 2017

A good place to take a ranger-lead walk to get oriented to the Chaco site as a whole. Be sure to get some guidance to find the petroglyphs, there is one site that has some very nice glyphs.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a smaller area than Pueblo Bonito or Chetro Ketl, but interesting nevertheless. It does lead to some other "minor" sites such as petroglyphs and Weatherill's grave site. Does not take long, so make the effort.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This should be your first ruins visit when coming to Chaco. The trailhead begins at the Visitors center parking lot and is probably 0.5 mile round trip. It is a neat complex and a sampling of what you will be seeing if you continue to...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a short but slightly strenuous hike located right behind the visitor's center. You will see the best example of petroglyphs in the park on this hike. Bring water, wear sunscreen!

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is was one of the ruins in the park. Not much to see that is left, a few petroglyphs but better on the petroglyphs trail. Better ruins on the pueblo bonito. Skip this one if you have limited time. Trailhead is right by the...More

Thank ackart
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Chaco Cultural Center represents an American Enigma. The Anazazi culture. No one knows where they came from, but their cities, cliff dwellings and signs of their culture remain. One can only guess at what the Chaco Culture and purpose was. There were no remains...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Una Vida is the great house closest to the visitors center. The trail is a moderate climb to the house with a bit more work to reach the petroglyph panel above. One of the earlier great houses in Chaco, approximately 30% of the structure is...More

Thank EricSkopec
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is an easy walk from the visitors center. They were doing some work on this site when we were there.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 27 May 2016

A short walk up from the Visitor Center, this great house offers a good introduction to what is to come. The views are beautiful. Hike up a little farther to view the petroglyphs.

Thank Janet F
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