Links and Resources
Whether you are passing through Gallup or the surrounding areas, or are looking for online resources, the following links have been collected as resources. Please do not hesitate to call or contact us online if there is anything we can help you with.
Local Area Links
Sky City Cultural Center and Haak’u Museum: Rich in cultural architecture, the cultural center and museum serve as the reception center and museum for visitors to the Pueblo of Acoma. It is the gateway to Acoma “Sky City” and is located approximately 75 minutes east of Gallup. Visit www.acomaskycity.org for more information.
Canyon de Chelly National Monument: Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Southwestern Indian history from the earliest Anaszai basketmakers to the Navajo Indians who live and farm here today. Watch the video at www.desertusa.com/ind1/du_cdc_main.html or visit www.nps.gov/cach/index.htm for more information.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park: Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the United States’ most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas. Please visit www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm for more information and driving directions.
El Morro National Monument: El Morro National Monument is a fascinating mixture of both human and natural history. Rising 200 feet above the valley floor, this massive sandstone bluff was a welcome landmark for weary travelers. A reliable waterhole hidden at its base made El Morro (or Inscription Rock) a popular campsite. www.nps.gov/elmo/index.htm for general information and www.elmorro-nm.com for information about lodging and dining.
El Malpais National Monument: Molten lava spread out over the high desert from dozens of eruptions to create cinder cones, shield volcanos, collapses, trenches, caves, and other eerie formations. This stark landscape preserves one of the best continuous geologic records of volcanism on the planet. Visit www.nps.gov/elma/index.htm for more information.
Red Rock Balloon Rally: More than 200 balloons from across the country take to the skies of Gallup for the annual Red Rock Balloon Rally. It is the second largest balloon event in the world and takes place at the beginning of December every year. Visit the event website at www.redrockballoonrally.com for more information.
The Grand Circle: The Grand Circle is a beautiful, vast region located in the Southwestern United States. Encompassing portions of five states – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada – the Grand Circle contains America’s largest concentration of national parks and monuments, woven together by extraordinary designated Scenic Byways. Visit www.grandcircle.org for more info.
New Mexico Tourism Website: The official website for New Mexico’s Department of Tourism is located at www.newmexico.org. Here you’ll find information about places to see, dine, and stay while in New Mexico.
Zuni Pueblo Department of Tourism: Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen New Mexican Pueblos, covering more than 700 square miles and with a population of over 10,000. Visit www.zunitourism.com for information about what to do and where to stay in Zuni.
City of Gallup, NM: The official website for the City of Gallup is located at http://gallupnm.gov.
City of Grants, NM: The official website for the City of Grants is located at www.grants.org.
Other Useful Links
Indian Arts and Crafts Association: The Indian Arts and Crafts Association was established in 1974 in response to the growing problem of misrepresentation of American Indian arts and crafts in the marketplace. Today the IACA is the world’s leading American Indian arts alliance. Visit their website at www.iaca.com for more information.
National Mueseum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institute): A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. Visit http://nmai.si.edu for more information.