Walls at Kin Kletso. Note how straight and tall they are
The trail continues up to the Pueblo Alto Complex and to the New Alto. New Alto is unique in that the rooms are uniform in size.
The Chacoans developed over 400 miles of roads to connect the different communities. One of the most notable sections is the Jackson Stairway. I can't image hauling materials up or down this section which leads to Chetro Ketl.
Clouds were accumulating and were beginning to darken so I headed back down to the canyon floor, not wanting to get caught in a thunder storm when on the canyon rim. I continued on the loop road and saw some Chacoan Elk grazing.
The Wijiji trail head starts in our campground and is billed as an easy mile with pictographs near the ruins.
A great day for seeing some of the ruins of this fascinating culture. Tomorrow we head out. I'm dreading the 13 miles of wash board road, but at least I know what to expect. Chaco Canyon is truly an exceptional place and will worth the effort to get there. Would I go back.. Yes. There were several trails I'd like to explore and I feel I just got a small sampling of this amazing culture and place.
Stay tuned. More to come as I make my way west.