FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED AT CHACO AS OF 8/22
The park is no longer in Stage 2 fire restrictions. Campfires are allowed in the Gallo Campround.
The south road entrance (Road 57):
The south road entrance includes 20 miles of unpaved road. It can become impassable if it is wet. Travel at your own risk.
The north road entrance (Road 7950):
The north road entrance includes 13 miles of unpaved road. The last 4 miles into the park can become impassable if it is wet.
As of May 1st, 2022:
Loop Road will remain open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, with the entrance gate to Loop Road closing 30 minutes prior to closing, which is at 8:30pm.
All visitors must vacate Loop Road by 9:00pm.
All trails are self-guided.
All backcounty trails require a backcountry permit, which can be found at the entrance of each trailhead.
The visitor center exhibits along with the park film and museum are also now fully open.
The WNPA Store is open seven days a week from 9:00am-5:00pm.
The Gallo Campground is now open at 100% capacity. We reccomend making a reservation on Recreation.gov to ensure a camping or rv space on the dates you plan to visit.
All unreserved campsites will become a "First Come, First Save" basis after 11:00 am.
The group campsites are now available for reservations, but the group leader must check-in at the visitor center to complete the required paperwork before setting up camp.
There are no guided tours or evening programs offered until further notice.