Gallup, NM

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 of Gallup is asking for your help to conserve water and avoid mandatory restrictions. As part of the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP), the city soon will place the new Gamerco tanks into service that will create a much larger reserve
  • The City’s Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP) has reached a critical point and is close to placing the new Gamerco Tanks into service. These new and larger reserve tanks were constructed as a part of this Regional Water Supply Project.
  • The City of Gallup has published its 2014 Water Quality Report. Customers can review this report online at or may request a hard copy of the report by calling the Utility Engineering Administration at
  • If you plan to use fireworks within the city limits of Gallup, you are required to obtain a fireworks permit in advance. Permits cost $15 and are available from the City Clerk's office at 110 West Aztec Avenue. For more information, please contact the
  • Everyone is invited to the citywide “Stars and Stripes 4th of July Celebration” sponsored by the City of Gallup and Clear Channel Media at the Sports Complex on Saturday, July 4 from 2 to 10 pm. There will be free cake and watermelon, food and game booths