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While the state of New Mexico has announced its reopening, the pueblos, tribes, and nations of New Mexico are sovereign – each with their own governments that continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and continue determining what is best for their communities.
Although many tribal communities in New Mexico invite guests to experience their culture and enjoy their tourism assets, please be respectful of the closures and safety measures that remain in place due to the pandemic. While some Native communities have chosen to partially or fully reopen, others have elected to keep their communities and tourism assets closed to visitation during this time. Please call ahead before you visit to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
You can find more information regarding general travel to New Mexico here.
The Jicarilla Apache Nation has opened the Apache Nugget Travel Center to visitors — the casino and outdoor recreation opportunities are not open at this time. Visitation to their community is open to visitors
The Mescalero Apache Tribe has opened the Inn of the Mountain Gods and its casino, restaurants, lodging facilities, and their outdoor recreation activities to visitors. The Casino Apache Travel Center is also open to visitors at this time. Ski Apache is currently open for summer activities. Visitation to their tribal community remains closed to guests.
The Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo as made the Ohkay Hotel & Casino and its restaurants open to visitors. The Ohkay Travel Center is also open to visitors. Visitation to their tribal community remains closed to guests.
San Felipe Pueblo remains closed to visitors at this time. However, the pueblo’s travel center is open for visitors.
San Ildefonso Pueblo remains closed to visitors at this time. However, the pueblo’s travel center is open to visitors.
The Santa Claran Hotel & Casino and some of its restaurants are open to visitors. The Pruneridge Golf Club, the Black Mesa Golf Club, and the Santa Clara Travel Center are also open to visitors at this time. Visitation to the tribal community and the Puye Cliff Dwellings remain closed to guests.
The Santo Domingo Pueblo remains closed to visitors at this time. However, the pueblo’s travel center is open to visitors.
The Zia Pueblo remains closed to visitors at this time
The Zuni Pueblo is open to visitors at this time.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of reopened tribal businesses. Call ahead or check the website of any tribal business before visiting.