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"Kin Kletso" Chaco Culture National Historical Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by AlbuqRay

  Kin Kletso (Zoom from Pueblo Alto Trailhead)
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  • Kin Kletso (Zoom from Pueblo Alto Trailhead) - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Kin Kletso (Zoom from Pueblo Alto Trailhead)
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  • Kin Kletso (Zoom from Pueblo del Arroyo) - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Kin Kletso (Zoom from Pueblo del Arroyo)
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  • Penasco Blanco / Pueblo Alto Trailhead - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Penasco Blanco / Pueblo Alto Trailhead
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  • Shelter at Penasco Blanco / Pueblo Alto Trailhead - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Shelter at Penasco Blanco / Pueblo Alto Trailhead
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  • Information at Trailhead - Chaco Culture National Historical Park
      Information at Trailhead
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Kin Kletso (Navajo for “yellow house”) is a smaller great house with ~100 rooms and 5 enclosed kivas located ~450 meters from the Penasco Blanco / Pueblo Alto trailhead, ~500 meters northwest of Pueblo del Arroyo, and ~800 meters northwest of Pueblo Bonito. The kiva at the western end of the building has been identified as a tower kiva. The ground plan is rectangular and, unlike many earlier great houses, there is no associated great kiva, nor is there a plaza. The pueblo was three stories on the north side, dropping to two stories over the remainder of the building. Tree-ring dates indicate two stages of construction, the first ~1125 A.D. and the second ~1130 A.D. or later. Even though Kin Kletso was close to the trailhead, it looked like you needed a permit to walk to it, so I went on to Pueblo del Arroyo.

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2011
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