Perched on the edge of the Navajo Nation, Gallup is a bastion of Native American culture, from Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial — marking its 96th year in August 2017 — to the pack of trading posts that line old Route 66. Across the region, otherworldly landscapes beckon, such as the black basalt fields of El Malpais National Monument and the hoodoos of Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area. Defying the harsh surrounds, the Ancestral Puebloan Great Houses at Chaco Canyon, now a national park, were a hub in the ancient world and influenced even far-flung outliers like the Aztec Ruins National Monument.
The Year in Gallup and Northwestern New Mexico
21 – June 19
Live Horse Racing at SunRay Park & Casino
28 – Aug. 6
Connie Mack World Series
Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
Totah Festival Indian Market & Powwow
Four Corners Storytelling Festival
Red Rock Balloon Rally
Live Navajo Nativity
Grants, New Mexico
Where History, Culture, and Small-Town Charm Meet.
Grants has much to offer. such as a genuine atmosphere of beauty and charm.
Welcome to grants, New Mexico, a diverse community of 10,000 people descending from many cultures and backgrounds. The climate is mild yearround, typical of the high desert, and offers the convenience of a nearby large city with an abundance of open space. This is a friendly community to explore Cibola County and utilize Historic Route 66, running directly through the downtown district. Grants is a place to enjoy diverse cultures and a rich history. The landscape offers a chance to experience many "sight-doing" activities, including caving, hiking, fishing, golfing, and even stargazing.
Visitors to Grants are able to enjoy national monuments such as El Morro and El Malpais. Bluewater Lake State Park is a short distance as well as various pueblos, art galleries, and museums. The location includes many shops where travelers can find unique Native American–crafted jewelry and many restaurants with great New Mexican cuisine. The city of Grants happens to be on the longest unbroken stretch of Route 66 in New Mexico. Stay awhile in the Land of Enchantment, and you'll see Grants has much to offer, besides an atmosphere of beauty and charm. This small city still rich in traditions as well as innovation continues to celebrate the early blend of Native American and Spanish cultures that makes it different from anywhere else in the American Southwest or New Mexico. The city recently added a new drivethru roadside attraction on Route 66; the structure now lights up the route every evening with LED neon rope, making it a must-see stop on travelers' itineraries.
GRANTS, NEW MEXICO
100 N. Iron Ave.
P.O. Box 297
Grants, NM 87020