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Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park

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Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Overview

Gallo Campground is located within Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Tucked among the fallen boulders and cliffs of Gallo Wash, the campground offers camping in a rugged environment, surrounded by petroglyphs, a cliff dwelling, inscriptions and a high desert landscape. The area is remote with no services. Please be prepared with plenty of food, water, shade, sunscreen and cold weather necessities.__ Traveling to Chaco__ Two roads access Chaco Culture National Historical Park. From the north, Road 7900 turns off of US Hwy 550/44 three miles east of Nageezi and fifty miles west of Cuba. Continue on Road 7900 for five paved miles then turn right onto Road 7950 where the payment will continue for several miles. The rest of the sixteen miles are unpaved. From the south, turn north onto NM Rt. 57 for twenty miles of rough unpaved road. When the unpaved roads are wet (rain, snow, etc.) they can be difficlut to traverse and vehicles can become stuck in thick mud or slide off the slippery road. Please keep in mind that there is no phone service and it is sometimes difficult to get tow service along these roads. Please contact us at 505 786-7014 for the latest road conditions. __ Marijuana on Federal Lands Posted: May 27, 2022 With the legalization of marijuana in the State of New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historical Park would like to provide clarification regarding the use and possession of marijuana on Federal lands. The recently passed New Mexico State law, which allows for limited recreational marijuana use under certain conditions, has no bearing on Federal laws which continue to identify marijuana as a Schedule I illegal drug, and prohibit its use.__ Possession of marijuana or use of any amount of marijuana is still prohibited in Chaco Culture National Historical Park, its facilities, concessions, and campgrounds.

Recreation

The Visitor Center is located one mile from the Gallo Campground which offers a staffed information desk. There is an additional charge for Park entry separate from the camping fees. All campers are required to pay entrance fee at the Visitor Center or present a vaild pass. The Visitor Center offers a brief introductory information, a 25-minute introductory video and a bookstore with many selections of educational materials, books and gift items. After checking in at the Visitor Center, one can drive the canyon loop road where there are six front country and our backcountry hiking trails that lead to ancient cultural sites.

Facilities

The Visitor Center is located one mile from the Gallo Campground which offers a staffed information desk. There is an additional charge for Park entry separate from the camping fees. All campers are required to pay entrance fee at the Visitor Center or present a vaild pass. The Visitor Center offers a brief introductory information, a 25-minute introductory video and a bookstore with many selections of educational materials, books and gift items. After checking in at the Visitor Center, one can drive the canyon loop road where there are six front country and our backcountry hiking trails that lead to ancient cultural sites.

Natural Features

Gallo Campground is located in a lowland desert surrounded by canyon walls, arroyos and wash with plenty of southwestern desert plants and brushes, but there are no trees.

Nearby Attractions

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is isolated from various towns and cities. Within two to three hour drive, there are some attractions such as Aztec Ruins, Salmon Ruins, Mesa Verde National Park, El Malpais National Monument, El Morro National Monument, Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Four Corners Monument, Navajo Nation Headquarters and Museum in Window Rock, Arizona.

Fee Info

<strong>Several campsites were recently closed until next spring due to significant rock fall</strong>

Reservation Info

The campsites are available by reservation. Camping is limited to 14 days. There is a limit of six people, two tents, and two vehicles at each campsite. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

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Location

Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park is located in New Mexico

Detail location of campground

Directions

From the North: Driving from Albuquerque or Farmington, NM, drive on Highway 550, exit to County Road (CR)7900 at mile marker 112; drive CR 7900 then turn westbound to CR 7950 which will turn into a dirt road after three miles. Drive thriteen miles of dirt road to reach Chaco Culture National Historical Park. From the South: Exit Highway 9 to State Road 57. State Road 57 is a rough dirt road for about twenty miles before reaching Chaco Culture National Historical Park. South entrance is not recommended during inclement weather.

Address

P.O. Box 220
Nageezi, NM 87037

Coordinates

36.0277778 N
107.9583333 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the max vehicle length at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park?

Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park allows vehicles up to 41 feet.

Are fires allowed at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park does not have wifi.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

Why is it so hard to get a campsite at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park?

There are 51 campsites at Gallo Campground — Chaco Culture National Historical Park and over 80 million Americans who camp! Try snagging a cancellation by setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts