Road trips from Southern California: New Mexico
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( Greg Masse/Daily Times )
Distance: 742 miles one-way
This pueblo is one of the largest Anasazi "Great Houses" in Chaco Canyon. It was built about 945 and abandoned around 1120. The Ketl, with more than 500 rooms and 12 kivas, is a favorite haunt for nature lovers and has a popular Petroglyph Trail, which takes visitors past ancient native rock art.
Info: www.colorado.edu/Conferences/chaco/tour/ketl.htm. Seven-day pass: $8 for vehicle, $4 per individual.
-- Shermakaye Bass