Alerts & Conditions

As of June 20th, 2021:
The visitor center is now fully open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Services offered by Park Rangers include general information regarding the park, obtaining park brochures, buying entrance passes and purchasing America the Beautiful passes.



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.


For unvaccinated people, facial coverings must be worn in order to enter. Facial coverings need to cover the mouth and nose.
For vaccinated people, facial coverings are optional.



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.


As a reminder, Chaco is surrounded by the Navajo Nation. In order to access the park visitors will be driving directly through their tribal lands, which requires face masks to be worn at public facilities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Information regarding the Navajo Nation and their current restrictions
can be found at
https://www.ndoh.navajo-nsn.gov/COVID-19

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Due to extreme fire danger officials will be implementing fire restrictions beginning Friday, June 19, 2020.
The following acts will be prohibited throughout Chaco Culture National Historic Park:
· Setting, building, maintaining, attending, or using fires of any kind, including wood and charcoal campfires within developed campgrounds or picnic areas, or permanently improved places of habitation. Stoves fueled by petroleum or Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuels are allowed.
· Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building or in parking lots or developed areas clear of vegetation.
· Possessing or using any kind of fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices (Prohibited at all times).

These fire restrictions will be enforced until rescinded by the Superintendent.For information concerning fire restrictions at Chaco Culture National Historic Park call (505) 786-7014.
To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in New Mexico visit https://nmfireinfo.com

Last updated: July 17, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037

Phone:

(505) 786-7014

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