Gallup, New Mexico, located at the heart of Native American lands, is sometimes called the “Indian Capital of the World”. It has the largest Indian center in the Southwest and the ceremonial capital of Native America. The Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial features five days of Native American dancing, parades, elaborate costumes, authentic foods, arts, music, rodeo performances and more. One third of Gallup’s population has Native American roots including Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other tribes.
Whether you're interested in exploring culture, history, sports and outdoor activities, shopping, or the beauty of the Southwest, Gallup, New Mexico has it all. Explore New Mexican history at the Red Rock Park and Museum, Rex Museum, The Navajo Code Talker Museum or the Gallup Cultural Center, located in the historic Santa Fe Railway depot.
Gallup is also famous for the yearly New Mexican events it hosts: National Junior High School Finals Rodeo, Wild Thing championship bull riding, USTRC roping competition and the Red Rock Balloon Rally.
Gallup is a paradise for those seeking the ultimate in New Mexican outdoor adventure: rock climbing, world-class hiking and biking trails, state and national forests are open for horseback riding, hunting and fishing. Motorsports enthusiasts can challenge their skills at the Gallup Motocross Park.
The city wishes to alert residents about ongoing scams in Gallup. The most recent incidents involve scammers who are posing as PNM employees selling electricity, and ask for an $800 deposit for a meter replacement. PNM does not sell electricity in Gallup