Alerts & Conditions

Phased Increase in Recreational Access
Updated: Friday, July 31, 2020

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:

  • All roads, trails, and restrooms at our three sites (Abó, Quarai, and Gran Quivira) are open daily from 9 am- 5 pm.
  • Main Visitor Center in Mountainair is open daily from 8 am- 5 pm. Passport stamps for our three sites are currently available only at the Main Visitor Center in Mountainair. Trail guides for our three sites and other merchandise are available for purchase at the Main Visitor Center in Mountainair.
  • Abó Visitor Center is open daily from 9am-5pm. Trail guides for our three sites and other merchandise are available for purchase at the Abó Visitor Center.
  • The Visitor Centers at Quarai and Gran Quivira.
Unavailable at this time:
  • Ranger-led tours and programs.
  • All events, including evening astronomy events, have been cancelled through August 28, 2020. We are continuing to monitor state and local guidance and will provide updates on programs as new guidance becomes available.
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Please Recreate Responsibly
Park rangers remain on duty and normal regulations still apply. As services are limited and/or closed to the public, the National Park Service urges visitors to:
  • Park only in designated areas.
  • Pack out everything you bring in.
  • Maintain 6 ft (2 m) social distance from others.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or do so with your elbow. Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands again.
  • If you are sick, please stay home to avoid exposing others.

Last updated: July 31, 2020

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
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Mountainair, NM 87036-0517


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