Outdoor Recreation

Formally designated “The Adventure Capital of New Mexico,” Gallup is home to hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, climbing, and outdoor trails. From the rolling mesa trails of the High Desert Trail System to the tree-lined singletrack trails in the Zuni Mountains, here you’ll discover a variety of biking, hiking, and cross country skiing, and outdoor trails for all skill levels.

Mountain and Road Biking in and Around Gallup

For details about the miles and miles of trails in and around Gallup, please visit www.AdventureGallup.org. There you’ll find downloadable trail GPS files, directions to trailheads, interactive maps, photos, videos and more. Gallup is home to numerous annual mountain bike races, including one epic overnight 24 hour race. Check out the video below from the “24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest” mountain bike race — a fantastic event that draws riders from around the country to our world-class trails:

Hiking and Cross Country Skiing in Gallup

All within a short drive of Historic Downtown Gallup you’ll find a great selection of well-groomed and unbeaten paths for hiking and climbing, some of which double as cross-country skiing routes during winter months. Pick up a printed map from the Gallup Visitors Center on Route 66, or visit www.AdventureGallup.org for detailed information about trails.

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