Hungo Pavi

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Colorado Plateau, New Mexico

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Hungo Pavi


  • View of Hungo Pavi from the trailhead.- Hungo Pavi
  • Close up of several rooms.- Hungo Pavi
  • The walls are fragile and crumbling in places.- Hungo Pavi
  • The trail leads through the ruins.- Hungo Pavi
  • The trail leads inside one of the rooms.- Hungo Pavi
  • Close-up of the floor supports in a two-story section.- Hungo Pavi
  • Each room has several small windows.- Hungo Pavi
  • The ruins of a long wall following parallel to the canyon wall.- Hungo Pavi
  • Hikers walking alongside the wall.- Hungo Pavi
  • The wall has several windows peering out onto the canyon.- Hungo Pavi
  • The ruins of several rooms.- Hungo Pavi
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Beautiful ruins. Easy trail.
Colorado Plateau, NM
Pets allowed: 
0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Year round: 
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Park entrance fee
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Winter, Spring, Fall
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Hungo Pavi is an Ancestral Puebloan Great House located at the mouth of Mockingbird Canyon within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The short trail is well-maintained and mostly level, making Hungo Pavi the most easily accessable ruin in the park. The complex contains over 150 rooms, a great kiva, and a plaza. The trail winds through several of the rooms, giving visitors a chance to see the ruins up close. The trail also passes by an ancient stairway that was carved into the cliff, which is easiest to see during mid-day when there are no harsh shadows. Hungo Pavi is one of the few ruins that has been left unexcavated, which means that it is covered with native vegetation and wind-blown sand. However, it remains incredibly well-preserved and seemingly untouched since its' inhabitants migrated away in the 1200s.

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