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

Get around

By bus

Gallup express Phone number: +1 505-906-6006. Bus fare is $1. Buses run every hour between 6 AM and 6 PM. The main transfer stop for the buses is at East Aztec and South 2nd street, a few blocks southwest of the Amtrak Station. The most useful route is route 1. Route 1 runs between downtown to some hotels next to Rio West Mall.




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.



Stay safe

While Gallup is a small city (pop 21000), there are severe problems with violent crime (nearly five times the national average), widespread alcoholism, poverty (severe among the native population, which represents 44% of the city, although mine closures have hurt the city as a whole) and homelessness. What little money is available goes all too often to feed the blight of numerous liquor stores, usurious payday loans and pawn shops which infest the main street. Expect to be harassed by aggressive panhandlers and intoxicated persons, especially at night.

Go next

Routes through Gallup

Los Angeles Winslow  W  E  Albuquerque Kansas City
Flagstaff Petrified Forest National Park  W  E  Grants Albuquerque
Cortez Farmington  N  S  END
Flagstaff Petrified Forest National Park  W  E  Grants Albuquerque

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