Operating Hours and Seasons

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center
November 1 to April 30 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
May 1 to October 31 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Loop Road and Archaeological Sites

7:00am - Sunset
This includes all great houses and parking areas accessed from park roads, back country trails, and outlier sites.

All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The Gallo campgound is closed the day prior to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


Please carefully read the following information regarding the 2019 Thanksgiving Closure for Chaco Culture National Historical Park:

On Thursday, November 28th, 2019, the Chaco Canyon Loop Road, All Trails, and the Visitor Center will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Additionally, the Gallo Campground will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 thru the morning of Friday, November 29th, 2019.
Visitors will need to vacate Gallo Campground by 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.
Visitors can start returning to Gallo Campground on Friday, November 29th, 2019.

Please plan accordingly.

Last updated: February 7, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037


(505) 786-7014

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