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We apologize for the inconvenience due to the CORVID-19 crisis. If you are in the immediate area and need information for your adventure, please use the following sources:

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Aztec Ruins National Monument is closed


Chaco Culture National Historical Park Is Modifying Operations To

Implement Local Health Guidance

[Nageezi, NM] – Chaco Culture National Historical Park, in response to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the New Mexico Governor’s “Stay-At-Home Instruction” issued March 23, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

As of 3/24/20, Chaco Culture National Historical Park will offer limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Chaco Culture NHP, the following services and operations will be suspended in order to comply with the state order: 

  • The park’s Gallo Campground will be closed until April 13, 2020. Park managers will lift or extend the closure based upon CDC and the state of New Mexico’s guidelines.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Chaco Culture NHP is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website and social media channels.  

Outdoor spaces at Chaco Culture NHP will remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance, in addition to entry fees being waived for visitors.    

  • All front and backcountry hiking trails will remain open until further notice. This includes the trails through the Great House archaeological sites.

The NPS encourages people who choose to visit Chaco Culture NHP during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.  

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.