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Gallo Cliff Dwelling Trail

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0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 53' 16 m
Descent: -34' -10 m
High: 6,275' 1,913 m
Low: 6,222' 1,896 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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A short trail in the Gallo Campground past ancient cliff dwellings and petroglyphs.

Anne Travels

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Wildlife

Family Friendly A short path right in the campground (with plenty of rocks to scramble on) makes this trail good for families with young children.

Trails are closed sunset to 7a.m. The park is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

Need to Know

$25/vehicle/week is required to enter Chaco Culture National Historical Park. If you're not staying in the campground, park near the restroom.

Description

Begin at the western end of the trail, across the road from the restrooms in the Gallo Campground. The path works its way along the base of the cliffs, passing petroglyphs and several ancient structures, before ending at the campground's Campfire Circle (amphitheater).

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