• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

Fees & Reservations

We honor Interagency Annual, Senior, and Access Passes. We also sell Interagency Passes.

Chaco Culture National Historical Parkis seeking input to discuss possible fee increases. The current park entrance fees of $8.00 per vehicle, $4.00 per motorcycle and $4.00 per bicyclehavebeen in place since 1998. The proposed entrance fees for Chaco Culture National Historical Park would be $20.00 per vehicle;$15.00 per motorcycle;$10.00 per bicycle. The fees would likely be phased in over a three year period with the entrance fee increasing to $12 in the spring of 2015;$16 in 2016 and $20 in 2017.

Entrance fees are not charged to holders of the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual, Senior, Access or Military Passes. These passes may be obtained at the Park.

We are committed to keeping the park affordable but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience," said Chaco Culture National Historical Park Superintendent Larry Turk. "The money from entrance fees is used to provide enhanced visitor services."Past projects funded include upgrading the campground restrooms, producing the park film and creating models of the archaeological sites for display and for use in programs. Current projects include establishing a new trail and designing and fabricating new visitor center exhibits. The new revenue from the proposed fee increase would be used to expand visitor programs and services, upgrade the trails at the Pueblo Bonito and Chetro Ketl great houses, and to renovate the amphitheater and observatory.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is seeking comment about the proposed entrance fee increase through January 31, 2015. Public opinion is being collected at the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/chaco_fees. Following the comment periodfeedback will determine how, or if, a fee increase would be implemented.

ENTRANCE FEES

Vehicle Entrance Fee: $8 for 7 days

This permit allows all persons traveling with the permit holder in one private, non-commercial vehicle (car/truck/van) to leave and re-enter the park as many times as they wish during the 7-day period from the date of purchase.

Individual Entrance Fee: $4 for 7 days

This permit allows a single individual traveling on foot, motorcycle, bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group to leave and re-enter the park as many times as they wish during the 7-day period from the date of purchase.

Commercial Entrance Fee:

Entrance Fees for commercial vehicles are based on the capacity of the vehicle.

Vehicle capacity 1-6: $25, plus $4 per person (16 years of age or older)

Vehicle capacity 7-25: $40

Vehicle capacity 26 or more: $100

Non-Commercial Group Fees:

Vehicles with capacity of less than 15 are charged the regular vehicle charge of $8.

Vehicles with 15 passenger capacity or more are charged the individual rate ($4) for each passenger up to the commercial group fee rate. *Passes (Annual, Senior, Access) may be used for entry as defined on the back of the pass

ACTIVITY FEES

Camping: Gallo Campground is by reservation. Campsites are $15.00 per night. Campers with Interagency Senior or Access passes pay $7.50 per night. Visit www.recreation.gov to reserve online or call 1-877-444-6777. Reservations must be made a minimum of three days in advance of your visit.

Group Camping:

Two group campsites (10 to 30 people in each) are avialable by reservation. Visit www.recreation.gov to reserve online or call 1-877-444-6777. Group campsites are $60 per night. Campers with Interagency Senior or Access passes pay $30.00 per night.

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