Day or More Itineraries

Outdoor Adventures Meets Cultural Destinations North (1 Day)

Kick off your day in downtown Gallup with our “Daytime Exploration” itinerary, then head to Red Rock Park, where you can hike over eight miles of trails and experience the Red Rock Park Museum, rich with Native American culture and history. Then hop in the car or bus to head out to Window Rock, AZ, the capital of the Navajo Nation. Experience the Navajo Nation Museum and Zoo, as well as the gorgeous Window Rock and Code Talkers Memorial.

 

Outdoor Adventures Meets Cultural Destinations South (1 Day)

After a tasty breakfast in Gallup head south to the El Morro National Monument for a gorgeous hike and some rich history between Inscription Rock and the Anasazi Ruins.  You can also choose to visit El Malpais National Monument, where you can explore cinder cones, lava tube caves, and sandstone bluffs.  Heading west, there are tours of Hawikku, the Zuni Pueblo’s First City (and the fabled City of Gold), or take a tour of the Middle Village at the Zuni Pueblo. When you get there be sure to stop by the Zuni Pueblo Visitors Center for maps, to visit with artists, and get some great food recommendations.

 

Exploring the Arts (3/4 Day)

Start your journey with a visit to the oldest trading post in Gallup, Richardson’s (ask to see their Rug and Painting collections!).  Then head northwest to the historic Hubbell Trading Post, a National Historic Site and the oldest continuously operated trading post on the Navajo Nation.   From there head to Window Rock and explore Griswold’s, a fifth generation reservation Indian Trading family.  Head back to Gallup and visit Ellis Tanners or Perry Null and meet artists as they come and go throughout the day. On a Saturday you can also visit the Gallup Flea Market to meet directly with artist and vendors, or Sunday, the Navajo Flea Market in Window Rock. You can also add a visit to any one of the six art galleries or small museums in the area.

 

Expand Your Experience in the Region (adds 1-2 days to trip)

Gallup is a great “home base.” Head out to the following regional destinations near Gallup:

Coming from Albuquerque? Don't miss the Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum or tours of the Acoma Pueblo, or the New Mexico Mining Museum in Grants, New Mexico.

Wolf Sanctuary, Bandera Ice Cave (compliments Outdoor Adventures South itinerary)

Canyon de Chelly (compliments Outdoor Adventures North itinerary)

Shiprock, Toadlena Trading Post (compliments Exploring the Arts itinerary)

Chaco Culture National Historic Park (compliments Gallup Short Itineraries)