MOUNTAIN BIKING, ROAD CYCLING, OHV & MOTORSPORTS, RUNNING, AND HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURES IN GALLUP AND NORTHWEST NEW MEXICO

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From competitive and non-competitive rides on world-class singletrack to exhilarating motocross races, Gallup is the place! In Gallup you’ll find a passion for adventure steeped in culture.

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Dine, Shop, Stay!

Discover the Native American, Outdoor, and Adventure cultures of Northwest New Mexico through unique dining, fantastic lodging, and one-of-a-kind shopping experiences in Historic Gallup, New Mexico.

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Nightly Native American Dances grace the town square in the Summer, while a community rich in Native American culture, arts, and crafts provides year-round entertainment.

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Road and Mountain Biking

From endurance 12 and 24 hours mountain bike races, to the regular Group Rides and family-friendly cycling events, here you’ll find a complete calendar of all road cycling and mountain biking events hosted in Gallup and the surrounding area.

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24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest Mountain Bike Race Logo24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest is a 24 hour endurance mountain bike. Held every June in McGaffey Forest, this event attracts mountain bikers from around the country and was previously the US Cycling 24 Hours National Championship event.

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Motorsports & Offroad Events

The Gallup OHV and Motocross Park features a 1.2 mile track, 10 miles of ATV trails, and occupies more than 300 acres of city land, designated exclusively for Off-Highway Vehicle use. The park is home to numerous annual and regular motorsports events in Gallup.

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chupacabra100The approximately 25 mile loop of the Chupacabra 100 features rock, sand, high-speed washes and technical riding. It is a timed event for expert, amateur and novice riders alike.

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Running & Hiking Events

Gallup is home to several competitive and non-competitive running and hiking events, most of which take place on the world-class trail systems in and around Northwest New Mexico. Click the button below to learn more about these fantastic events!

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The Kent Hodges Memorial 1/2 Marathon is held annually on the High Desert Trail System, a challenging trail with some rugged technical sections and short steep sections. The trail weaves through pristine mesas full of junipers and pinions with breathtaking views!

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Family & Adventure in Gallup

Gallup boasts a variety of outdoor adventure events for a the entire family. The Annual Red Rock Balloon Rally is the second largest in the world, featuring more than 200 balloons; the Intertribal Ceremonial gives visitors to Gallup an unmatched cultural experience; and monthly arts and cultural events provide entertainment for everybody.

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Gallup’s Red Rock Balloon Rally—the second largest balloon event in the world—offers pilots the opportunity to compete for fine Native American Arts and crafts. You’ll want to have your camera ready as these rainbow colored giants come to life.

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