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:
While most park areas accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may continue to be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders NM Department of Public Health, 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.
How to Navigate the Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the visitor center and gift shop has changed. In order to be prepared for your visit please read the guide below on how to best navigate the buildings.
The main restrooms located next to the visitor center structure are closed at this time. There are porta potties located in both the south and north parking lots in front of the visitor center and gift shop.
The visitor center structure is allowing one-way traffic through to a modified front desk. The entrance to the visitor center is done from the south parking lot. To encourage social distancing there are stickers located on the sidewalk to help guide you into the structure. To exit the structure there is a one-way path through the inner patio between the gift shop and visitor center.
The gift shop currently has a table outside their main double doors facing the north parking lot. To encourage social distancing there are stickers located on the sidewalk to help guide you safely through the line. The end of their line meets up with the path that leads you out of the visitor center.
Last updated: July 27, 2020