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[[Gallup]] is a town in the state of [[New Mexico]] in the [[United States of America]].
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[[Image:Gallup intertribal ceremonial.jpg|thumb|350px|The Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial]]
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'''Gallup''' [http://www.ci.gallup.nm.us/] is a town in the state of [[New Mexico]] in the [[United States of America]]. Located on I-40 and the former [[Route 66]], Gallup is an important gateway to the [[Navajo Nation]] and other nearby attractions. Gallup itself is noted for its numerous trading posts and Indian-themed gift shops, as well as an abundance of natural scenery surrounding town.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
* Gallup is on Interstate 40, which at this point follows the route of historic [[Route 66]].  It is about two hours from [[Albuquerque]].  This stretch of road, however, is seemingly under nearly constant construction, and you may have some unexpected driving delays.  Dust storms and wind-driven blizzards can also create delays, particularly between Gallup and [[Grants (New Mexico)|Grants]].
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* Gallup is on Interstate 40, which at this point follows the route of historic [[Route 66]].  It is about two hours from [[Albuquerque]].  This stretch of road, however, is seemingly under nearly constant construction, and you may have some unexpected driving delays.  Dust storms and wind-driven blizzards can also create delays, particularly between Gallup and [[Grants]].
  
* Gallup is served intermittently by Mesa Airlines, a commuter line.  The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque.  If you're flying into Albuquerque, the distances are such that it's about a toss-up whether it's more time-efficient to take the commuter line or simply drive.  As of December 2005, Mesa is not flying into Gallup anyway, but check back occasionally.
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* Gallup is served intermittently by Mesa Airlines, a commuter line.  The nearest major airport is in [[Albuquerque]].  If you're flying into Albuquerque, the distances are such that it's about a toss-up whether it's more time-efficient to take the commuter line or simply drive.  As of December 2005, Mesa is not flying into Gallup anyway, but check back occasionally.
  
* The Southwest Chief, the main Amtrak train line across the Southwest, has a station in Gallup.
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* Amtrak's '''Southwest Chief''' [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Horizontal_Route_Page&c=am2Route&cid=1081442673827&ssid=132], the main Amtrak train line across the Southwest, has a station in Gallup. The westbound train arrives at 7:08PM and the eastbound train arrives at 8:51AM. This stop has no ticket office and no Quik-Trak ticket machine so tickets must be purchased at another station or on-line.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==See==
 
==See==
  
*'''Red Rock State Park''' [http://www.ci.gallup.nm.us/rrsp/00182_redrock.html] is just outside town and features colorful scenery.  Hiking and camping are possible, and there are several special events during the year, probably the best-known of which is the '''Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial''' in early August.  The Ceremonial is a major event with dancing, arts and crafts, Native American foods, etc.
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*'''Red Rock State Park''' [http://www.ci.gallup.nm.us/rrp/00182_redrock.html] is just outside town and features colorful scenery.  Hiking and camping are possible, and there are several special events during the year, probably the best-known of which is the '''Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial''' in early August.  The Ceremonial is a major event with dancing, arts and crafts, Native American foods, etc.
 
*'''Red Rock Museum''', 300 W. Rt. 66, is affiliated with the park and has historical and cultural displays.
 
*'''Red Rock Museum''', 300 W. Rt. 66, is affiliated with the park and has historical and cultural displays.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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*<do name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="9 a.m. to 3 p.m." price="" lat="" long="">If you want to find great Native American art, jewelry, food and shop with the locals, check out the Gallup Flea Market every Saturday, rain or shine.</do>
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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[[Image:Gallup tradingpost.jpg|thumb|300px|Inside one of Gallup's many trading posts]]
  
 
Gallup has a lot of jewelry stores and crafts stores.
 
Gallup has a lot of jewelry stores and crafts stores.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
Gallupian cuisine is a mix of traditinal New Mexican food and Native American food. It is generally very spicy.
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Gallupian cuisine is a mix of traditional New Mexican food and Native American food. It is generally very spicy.
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* '''Earl's Restaurant''', 1400 E. Highway 66, ''+1 505'' 863-4201.  Open 6 AM-9 PM 7 days (Fridays until 9:30, Sundays until 4 PM).  A long-time local favorite serving a mixture of New Mexican and mainstream American food.
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*<drink name="El Metate" alt="" address="610 West Mesa Ave" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Wow  - little family owned, Mexican restaurant.  Uber authentic.</drink>
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*<eat name="Grandma's" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">One block north of Hwy 40 on third street.  Small place, very authentic.  Very good red and green chile but go with the red.  Averages around $9 a plate.</eat>
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*<eat name="McDonald's" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Several locations in town.  Might seem odd to list, but if you have never been to New Mexico before stop at a McDonald's and ask for a green chile double cheeseburger.  You may hate McD's but green chile on a hamburger is amazing.  Only $1.39.</eat>
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*<drink name="Jerry's" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* '''El Rancho Hotel''', 1000 E. Hwy 66, ''+1-505-''863-9311 (''+1-800-543-6351 toll free; email: elrancho@cnetco.com''), [http://www.elranchohotel.com/]. Self-proclaimed "Home of the movie stars", this kitschy hotel was built in 1937 for the brother of Hollywood director D.W. Griffith and was headquarters for a number of westerns filmed in the area in the 40s and 50s. Its current owners keep the hotel in vintage condition, and if the atmosphere is a little patchy in places, the prices are reasonable and the environment worth the trouble. $58-$86 (''1-4 people'').
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* <sleep name="Blue Spruce Lodge" address="1119 E. Highway 66" phone="+1 505-863-5211" email="" fax="+1 505-863-6104" checkin="" checkout="" price="" url=""></sleep>
  
* '''Microtel Inn Gallup''', 3270 Highway 66, Tel: (505) 722-2600; [http://microtelinn.com/reservations/locationdetail.asp?facid=137]. A Great Room at a Great Price. Enjoy consistency, quality, reasonable prices and great service each time you stay with Microtel Inns & Suites.
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* '''El Rancho Hotel''', 1000 E. Rt. 66, ''+1-505-''863-9311 (''+1-800-543-6351 toll free; email: elrancho@cnetco.com''), [http://www.elranchohotel.com/]. Self-proclaimed "Home of the movie stars", this kitschy hotel was built in 1937 for the brother of Hollywood director D.W. Griffith and was headquarters for a number of westerns filmed in the area in the 40s and 50s. Its current owners keep the hotel in vintage condition, and if the atmosphere is a little patchy in places, the prices are reasonable and the environment worth the trouble. $58-$86 (''1-4 people'').
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* '''Gallup Microtel Inn & Suites''', 3270 Highway 66, ''+1-505-''722-2600, [http://www.microtelinn.com/reservations/locationdetail.asp?facid=137].
  
 
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* [[Chaco Culture National Historical Park]] and [[El Malpais National Monument]] are [[United States National Parks | United States national parks and monuments]] within easy driving distance of Gallup, about an hour north and east, respectively.  A tip: If you're going to Chaco, ''do not'' approach from the southwest (NM 371 to NM 9 directly to NM 57) unless you have 4-wheel drive; this road has several hairy spots, and you're a long way from help if you get stuck.  Instead take 371 to 9 and around to the much more civilized approach from the east side.  It's 20 miles longer, but much less likely to be impassable.
 
* [[Chaco Culture National Historical Park]] and [[El Malpais National Monument]] are [[United States National Parks | United States national parks and monuments]] within easy driving distance of Gallup, about an hour north and east, respectively.  A tip: If you're going to Chaco, ''do not'' approach from the southwest (NM 371 to NM 9 directly to NM 57) unless you have 4-wheel drive; this road has several hairy spots, and you're a long way from help if you get stuck.  Instead take 371 to 9 and around to the much more civilized approach from the east side.  It's 20 miles longer, but much less likely to be impassable.
  
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Latest revision as of 07:16, 19 July 2012

The Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial

Gallup [1] is a town in the state of New Mexico in the United States of America. Located on I-40 and the former Route 66, Gallup is an important gateway to the Navajo Nation and other nearby attractions. Gallup itself is noted for its numerous trading posts and Indian-themed gift shops, as well as an abundance of natural scenery surrounding town.

Get in[edit]

  • Gallup is on Interstate 40, which at this point follows the route of historic Route 66. It is about two hours from Albuquerque. This stretch of road, however, is seemingly under nearly constant construction, and you may have some unexpected driving delays. Dust storms and wind-driven blizzards can also create delays, particularly between Gallup and Grants.
  • Gallup is served intermittently by Mesa Airlines, a commuter line. The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque. If you're flying into Albuquerque, the distances are such that it's about a toss-up whether it's more time-efficient to take the commuter line or simply drive. As of December 2005, Mesa is not flying into Gallup anyway, but check back occasionally.
  • Amtrak's Southwest Chief [2], the main Amtrak train line across the Southwest, has a station in Gallup. The westbound train arrives at 7:08PM and the eastbound train arrives at 8:51AM. This stop has no ticket office and no Quik-Trak ticket machine so tickets must be purchased at another station or on-line.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Red Rock State Park [3] is just outside town and features colorful scenery. Hiking and camping are possible, and there are several special events during the year, probably the best-known of which is the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial in early August. The Ceremonial is a major event with dancing, arts and crafts, Native American foods, etc.
  • Red Rock Museum, 300 W. Rt. 66, is affiliated with the park and has historical and cultural displays.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. If you want to find great Native American art, jewelry, food and shop with the locals, check out the Gallup Flea Market every Saturday, rain or shine.


Buy[edit][add listing]

Inside one of Gallup's many trading posts

Gallup has a lot of jewelry stores and crafts stores.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Gallupian cuisine is a mix of traditional New Mexican food and Native American food. It is generally very spicy.

  • Earl's Restaurant, 1400 E. Highway 66, +1 505 863-4201. Open 6 AM-9 PM 7 days (Fridays until 9:30, Sundays until 4 PM). A long-time local favorite serving a mixture of New Mexican and mainstream American food.
  • El Metate, 610 West Mesa Ave. Wow - little family owned, Mexican restaurant. Uber authentic.  edit
  • Grandma's. One block north of Hwy 40 on third street. Small place, very authentic. Very good red and green chile but go with the red. Averages around $9 a plate.  edit
  • McDonald's. Several locations in town. Might seem odd to list, but if you have never been to New Mexico before stop at a McDonald's and ask for a green chile double cheeseburger. You may hate McD's but green chile on a hamburger is amazing. Only $1.39.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Blue Spruce Lodge, 1119 E. Highway 66, +1 505-863-5211 (fax: +1 505-863-6104).  edit
  • El Rancho Hotel, 1000 E. Rt. 66, +1-505-863-9311 (+1-800-543-6351 toll free; email: elrancho@cnetco.com), [4]. Self-proclaimed "Home of the movie stars", this kitschy hotel was built in 1937 for the brother of Hollywood director D.W. Griffith and was headquarters for a number of westerns filmed in the area in the 40s and 50s. Its current owners keep the hotel in vintage condition, and if the atmosphere is a little patchy in places, the prices are reasonable and the environment worth the trouble. $58-$86 (1-4 people).
  • Gallup Microtel Inn & Suites, 3270 Highway 66, +1-505-722-2600, [5].

Get out[edit]

  • Although Gallup is in a desert, there are high mountain peaks and pristine alpine forests within an hour's drive of town. Notables include Mount Taylor(11,301 feet) and the Zuni Mountains.
  • Navajo Nation occupies most of the space north and west of town to the state line, with various points of interest.
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park and El Malpais National Monument are United States national parks and monuments within easy driving distance of Gallup, about an hour north and east, respectively. A tip: If you're going to Chaco, do not approach from the southwest (NM 371 to NM 9 directly to NM 57) unless you have 4-wheel drive; this road has several hairy spots, and you're a long way from help if you get stuck. Instead take 371 to 9 and around to the much more civilized approach from the east side. It's 20 miles longer, but much less likely to be impassable.


Routes through Gallup
FlagstaffPetrified Forest National Park  W noframe E  GrantsAlbuquerque
CortezFarmington  N noframe S  END
FlagstaffPetrified Forest National Park  W noframe E  GrantsAlbuquerque


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