Chaco Culture National Historical Park Gallo Campground
4.3 rating
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Address: Nageezi, New Mexico 87037
GPS: 36.03639, -107.89
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Local Directions: Chaco Canyon is located in northwestern New Mexico. The preferred and recommended access route to the park is from the north, via US 550 (formerly NM 44) and County Road (CR) 7900, and CR 7950. From the north, turn off US 550 at CR 7900--3 miles southeast of Nageezi and approximately 50 miles west of Cuba (at mile 112.5). This route is clearly signed from US 550 to the park boundary (21 miles). The route includes 8 miles of paved road (CR 7900) and 13 miles of rough dirt road (CR7950).

Contact Information
Local Phone: 1-505-786-7014 x 221

All year
32 RV Sites, 51 Tent Sites, 2 Group Sites, 51 No Hookup

Daily Rates: $15.00

Facilities & Services
Bathhouse / Restrooms, No Showers, Water Spigots (non site)


All Ages, No Reservations, Pets Welcome

Max RV Length 35 ft
Two group campsites are available, each accomodating 10 to 30 people and no more than 5 vehicles. Group stays are limited to seven days at a time. Group campground reservations must be made in advance by calling the park at 1-877-444-6777. The cost for group camping is $60.00 per night. The group campsites are designed for tent camping and cannot accommodate RVs, pop-up trailers, etc
Total Sites51
RV Sites32
Tent Sites51
Group Sites2
Max RV Length35 ft
No Hookup (51)
Rental Units
Facilities and Services
  Hours Description Fees
Bathhouse / Restrooms  
Flush Toilets  
No Showers  
Water Spigots (non site)  
  Hours Description Fees
Rock Art  


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4.3 star rating
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4 star rating
Very peaceful in April but fills up
May 3, 2015
Though open, no trees, and in the NM desert this was a quiet, friendly campground. We approached Chaco from the East and had to travel a 17 mile dirt road to get there, the last 5 miles on a highly washboard road that forced you to drive slowly, but not bad overall. And now you can reserve a campsite which was not the case 3 years ago. Good move, NPS!

We stayed here in a Tent.
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5 star rating
Great setting
July 11, 2014
This is a fine and pretty place to stay in a magnificent setting among one of the true highlights of the Southwest. The spaces are a little tight and there isn't a lot of privacy at most sites but the access to the Chaco historical sites makes it all worth it.

We stayed here in a Tent.
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4 star rating
Lite on amenities big on scenery
September 18, 2011
No potable water in this campground. No reservations. First come first serve. Fees were reasonable. Running water in the campground bathrooms, but no showers. Only a small number of camp sites available so fairly quiet. During my stay, all the campers were adults or families with mature children. Very laid back and relaxed vibe. If you have a 4wd vehicle, ask the rangers for some back road ruins to visit. Site is nestled at the edge of the canyon with a stunning view of Fajada Butte at sunset.

We stayed here in a Tent.
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