Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
July 31 – August 9, 2020
For nearly a century, Native tribes from across the nation have sent dancers, artists, and athletes to Gallup to take part in the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial. Celebrating its 99th year, the Ceremonial gives visitors a truly genuine Native experience, allowing them to immerse themselves in the music, dancing, art, food, and sport of several Native cultures.
Ceremonial events include the oldest Native American art show in the country, parades, rodeos, song & dance, pageants, vendors, and more.
The crown jewel of Gallup’s parks and recreation system, Red Rock Park is a landscape of spectacular red cliffs formed more than 200 million years ago in the Age of the Dinosaurs. Get a glimpse into past civilizations, enjoy modern amenities, and get adventurous with a full slate of sports, entertainment, and cultural events year-round at the park.
Discover the primeval black basalt terrain of El Malpais National Monument—one of the best continuous geologic records of volcanism on the planet. El Malpais offers visitors a range of activities such as scenic drives and overlooks, hiking trails for all skill levels, and lava tube caving. Enjoy the incredible lava landscape as you take in the many great sights that encompass the geology, history, and culture of the region.
This majestic, towering volcanic rock formation raises nearly 1,583 feet above the high-desert plain on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. While this incredible landmark has long been a point of interest for tourists, photographers, and film producers, please note that it is illegal to hike or climb Shiprock without a permit from the Navajo Nation.
Acoma Pueblo is regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. Today, visitors can learn about Acoma’s living history and culture through tribal member-led walking tours of Sky City and at the beautiful Sky City Cultural Center and the Haak’u Museum.
A major center of Ancestral Puebloan culture, Chaco Canyon was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area and represents more than 10,000 years of human cultural history. Explore Chaco Culture National Historical Park through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night-sky programs.