Operating Hours and Seasons

Chaco Visitor Center
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Loop Road and Archaeological Sites

November 1 to February 28 - 7:00am to 5:00pm, with the entry gate closing at 4:30pm.
March 1 to April 30 - 7:00am to 7:00pm, with the entry gate closing at 6:30pm.

May 1 to October 31 - 7:00am to 9:00pm, with the entry gate closing at 8:30pm.
This includes all great houses and parking areas accessed from park roads, back country trails, and outlier sites.
The entrance gate to the loop road will be closed 30 minutes prior to the park closing time.

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.

As of May 1st, 2022:
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. The park film plays on every half hour.

The WNPA Store is open seven days a week from 9:00am-5:00pm.

The Gallo Campground is now open at 100% capacity. We recommend 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.

Last updated: December 9, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037


505 786-7014

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