New Mexico is home to some of the most unique and interesting towns in the Southwest, and Gallup is no exception. Situated on Historic Route 66, Gallup boasts enticing outdoor adventures set in the spectacular and picturesque red rock backdrop while seamlessly blending awe-inspiring art and rich culture deeply rooted in Native American traditions.
Explore abundant trading posts, featuring handcrafted art and jewelry by local artisans, including sculptures, textiles, paintings, and more. Want to get a taste of what you can find before you arrive? Many trading posts have online stores featuring one-of-a-kind wares.
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Take in Historic Route 66 with some of the best neon on the route and endless opportunities for a selfie and an Instagram-worthy shot. Stop at the El Rancho Hotel, a must-stay during the golden years of Hollywood.
Gallup is the perfect home base to explore the unparalleled outdoors, including biking or hiking the gorgeous High Desert Trail system, which is accessible right on the edge of the Gallup city limits. Take your vehicles off-road at the Gallup all terrain/off road vehicle park. Explore the trails or camp in stunning Red Rock Park, home to the Red Rock Balloon Rally every December. The park features a three-mile round-trip route with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.