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GALLO CAMPGROUND, NM
part ofChaco Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewGallo 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.
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.
The Visitor Center is located one mile from the Gallo Campground which offers a staffed information desk, 25-minute introductory video and a bookstore with many selections of educational materials, books and gift items. There are six front country trails and four backcountry hiking trails that lead to ancient cultural sites.
Gallo Campground has 48 individual campsites, one designated as handicapped accessible and each campsite has a picnic table and a fire grate. Two group campsites are available for groups of 10-30 people and each group campsite has picnic tables and a fire grate. 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. There are no convenient stores or food services.
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.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:GALLO CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 220
Nageezi NM 87037
Phone Number:Information: 505-786-7014 x221