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 final design meeting for the new Gallup Skateboard Park will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, October 15 at the El Morro Events Center, 210 S. Second Street. This is your opportunity to voice your opinions about the design work.
Residential solid waste customers within the city limits and who are in good standing are allowed one free open truck pick-up each year during the month of October. Branches, weeds, yard clippings and/or regular bagged residential refuse are the only
People feel the safest in their homes, yet residential properties are where most fires and fire deaths occur. Approximately 50% of home fires are reported between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am. That is why "hear the beep where you sleep" is the theme of
Weeds are a concern for residential fires. It has been a very wet season this year and weeds in many areas around the city have grown and accumulated to potentially dangerous levels. It is only a matter of time before the weeds will start to dry out,