Visitor Center

A tan building identified as Chaco Canyon Visitor Center in text, with snow covered plants and a flag flying in the foreground.
Visitor center in snow.

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Hiking trails and archaeological sites are open daily with the entry gate to the loop road closing 30 minutes prior to closing. Hours throughout the year are as follows:

  • May 1 - Oct 31: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Nov 1 - Feb 28: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Mar 1 - Apr 30: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

The park and campground are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Visitor center operating hours:
Every day from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Visitor center services 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 until close (hours listed above), with the entrance gate to Loop Road closing 30 minutes prior to closing.
All visitors must vacate Loop Road by closing.
All trails are self-guided.
All backcounty trails require visitors to sign in on the trailhead register, which can be found at the entrance of each trailhead.

The Western National Parks Association store is open seven days a week from 9:00 am - 5:00pm.

Last updated: January 31, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037


505 786-7014

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