About Gallo Campground
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. 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. 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 Gallo Campground has 48 individual campsites, one of which is designated as handicapped accessible. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire grate. Two group campsites are available to accommodate group with 10-30 people. Each group campsite has picnic tables and a fire grate. (Groups reserving group campsite(s) must also call the Park for additional arrangement) Restroom facilities with flushable toilets are available on site from March to October, and portable toilets are available during the winter season. There are no showers, hookups, or convenience stores or food services. There are no cell phone services. Please call the Park for road condition. 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 NHP is isolated from various towns and cities but within two to three hours, 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. ADA Access: N
Drive In, Walk In
National Park Service
Gallo Campground is located in New Mexico
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 13 miles of dirt road to reach Chaco Culture NHP. From the South: Exit Highway 9 to State Road 57. State Road 57 is a rough dirt road for about 20 miles before reaching Chaco Culture NHP. South entrance is not recommended during inclement weather.
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