[[Gallup] ] is a town in the state of [[New Mexico]] in the [[United States of America]].
* 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]] .
Gallup is served 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.
Gallup has a lot of jewelry stores and crafts stores.
* '''El Rancho Hotel''', 1000 E.
66, ''+1-505-''863-9311 (''+1-800-543-6351 toll free; email: [email protected]
''), [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'')