Visitor Center

Photo of Visitor Center at Chaco Culture NHP.
Visitor Center

Russ Bodnar

Due to Covid-19, the Visitor Center has limited hours and services. Hiking trails and archaeological sites are open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm, with the entry gate to loop road closing 30 minutes prior to closing, which is at 8:30 pm.
The park and campground are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Visitor Center operating hours:
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-5:00pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

As of May 1st, 2021:
The visitor center offers limited services outside of the front of the visitor center building.
Services offered by Park Rangers include general information regarding the park, obtaining park brochures, buying entrance passes and purchasing America the Beautiful passes.
These services are offered on Thursdays-Mondays from 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30pm-5:00pm.
These services are closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

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.

As of April 25th, 2021:
The Western National Parks Association Store has limited hours.
The WNPA Store is open on Thursdays-Mondays from 9:00 am-12:00pm, and 1:30pm-5:00pm.
The WNPA Store is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
A maximum of 10 people are allowed in the store at a time.
For unvaccinated people, facial coverings must be worn in order to enter any federal facility. Facial coverings need to cover the mouth and nose.
For vaccinated people, facial coverings are optional.
If there is not an employee available, a self-service table will be setup in front of the visitor center to provide various park brochures and other information. Please sanitize your hands after touching any of the items on the table.

Six years ago, we underwent a substantial remodeling of our Visitor Center.

Visitor Center museum
Visitor Center museum entrance

Russ Bodnar

Visitor in museum
Visitor in museum

Tracy Bodnar

Last updated: May 16, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037


(505) 786-7014

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