Alerts & Conditions

Phased Increase in Recreational Access
Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the President's Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, face masks are now required in all NPS buildings and facilities. This includes visitor centers, historic structures, and museums. When outdoors, face masks are required on NPS-managed lands when physical distance cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails and parking lots. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument is as follows:

  • All roads, trails, and restrooms at our three sites (Abó, Quarai, and Gran Quivira) are open daily from 9 am- 4 pm.
  • Main Visitor Center in Mountainair, Abó Visitor Center and Quarai Visitor Center are open Thursday-Monday from 9 am - 4 pm.
  • All museums.
  • Visitor Center at Gran Quivira.
Unavailable at this time:
  • Ranger-led tours and programs.
  • All events, including evening astronomy events, have been cancelled until further notice. 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 and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

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.
  • Follow the CDC's social distancing guidelines for staying 6 ft (2 m) from others. Be prepared to cover your nose and mouth if you're near others.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • If you are sick, please stay home to avoid exposing others.

Last updated: February 23, 2021

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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
PO Box 517

Mountainair, NM 87036-0517


(505) 847-2585

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