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[[Image:Gallupintertribal ceremonial.jpg|thumb|350px|The Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial]] '''Gallup''' [] 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==
* 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 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.
* Gallup is served by Mesa AirlinesAmtrak's '''Southwest Chief''' [], the main Amtrak train line across the Southwest, has a commuter linestation in Gallup. The nearest major airport is in Albuquerquewestbound train arrives at 7:08PM and the eastbound train arrives at 8:51AM. If you're flying into Albuquerque, the distances are such that it's about a tossThis stop has no ticket office and no Quik-up whether it's more timeTrak ticket machine so tickets must be purchased at another station or on-efficient to take the commuter line or simply drive.
==Get around==
*'''Red Rock State Park''' [] 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 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>
[[Image:Gallup tradingpost.jpg|thumb|300px|Inside one of Gallup's many trading posts]]
Gallup has a lot of jewelry stores and crafts stores.
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.
*<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>
*<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>
*<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>
*<drink name="Jerry's" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
* <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> * '''El Rancho Hotel''', 1000 E. Hwy Rt. 66, ''+1-505-''863-9311 (''+1-800-543-6351 toll free; email: [email protected]''), []. 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, [].
==Get out==
* 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 | 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. {{routebox-2| image1=I-40.png| imagesize1=22| directionl1=W| majorl1=[[Flagstaff]]| minorl1=[[Petrified Forest National Park]]| directionr1=E| majorr1=[[Albuquerque]]| minorr1=[[Grants]] | image2=US_491.png| imagesize2=22| directionl2=N| majorl2=[[Cortez]]| minorl2=[[Farmington (New Mexico)|Farmington]]| directionr2=S| majorr2=END| minorr2= | image3=Historic-66.png| imagesize3=22| directionl3=W| majorl3=[[Flagstaff]]| minorl3=[[Petrified Forest National Park]]| directionr3=E| majorr3=[[Albuquerque]]| minorr3=[[Grants]]}} [[WikiPedia:Gallup, New Mexico]]{{Outlineoutline}}{{isIn|Northwest_%28New_Mexico%29Northwest_New_Mexico}}[[nl:Gallup]]

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