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Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway

Kara Westerlund
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The New Mexico portion of Trail of the Ancients Scenic Byway includes routes to various archeological sites in northwestern New Mexico, offering glimpses into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans and the Navajo, Ute, and Apache peoples. This route starts at Chaco Culture National Historical Park and ends at Aztec Ruins National Monument. Chaco Canyon was once a ceremonial center, and this drive is an incredible opportunity to observe eleventh century Pueblo and Aztec ruins. Chaco Culture is an officially designated International Dark Sky Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Scenic Drive Tips

See a list of points of interest along the route here. Also check out El Morro National Monument.

Submitted By

Lincoln Mulkey

Photo Source

National Park Service, Jasperdo, Local Adventurer

Important Note:

As indicated above, this scenic drive was submitted by an independent third party and has not been verified by Triple E Recreational Vehicles. Please do your own research on suitability, road conditions and road safety before attempting to drive this route.

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