Chaco Canyon National Monument Hotels

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Gallo Campground: Chaco's Best (and only) Accommodations

Gallo Campground (no photo, sorry) is the only place to stay within the park and sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis - get there as early in the day as possible. Most sites have tent pads, picnic tables and fire grills but plan on bringing everything you need with you - there's no firewood, food, gas, or ice available within the park. The campground also doesn't have hookups or showers but does have flush toilets and non-drinkable water. Drinking water is available 24/7 at the Visitor Center so bring something to haul it back to your campsite in.

Like most of the canyon, there's no shade so it's going to be very hot in the summer but I can't think of a better experience than sleeping under the stars or a full moon in this haunting, isolated canyon! See the website for RV restrictions, fees, details and such. Oh, and there's a group campground available by reservation; see the website for that too.

The closest hotels will be be in Farmington or Bloomfield.
NOTE: There's no backcountry camping allowed in the park

Blessedly dark - no ambient light to distract stargazers. Very close to a small ruin and petroglyphs!

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  • Related to: Camping, Budget Travel, National/State Park
  • Written November 26, 2009
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