Red Rock Park

Red Rock Park is the crown jewel of Gallup’s parks and recreation system. Cradled by spectacular red cliffs formed over 200 million years ago in the Age of the Dinosaurs, the park combines a glimpse into past civilizations with modern amenities to serve the needs of contemporary residents and guests.

Facilities


CONVENTION CENTER: The Red Rock Park Convention center has 5 available rooms for event/meeting rentals. There is a Dining Room (100 person capacity), two Conference Rooms which can be conjoined into one larger room (35 person capacity each, 75 when conjoined) and a large Auditorium with a stage if needed (500 person capacity).  For more information on Convention Center rentals please call (505) 722-3839 or (505) 863-1368 or email rrpadmin@gallupnm.gov .

RODEO GROUNDS/HORSE STALLS: Red Rock Park is home to events such as Wild Thing Championship Bull Riding, Best of the Best Rodeo, Lions Club Rodeo and the world famous Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Our arena seats 5,000 people and is well suited for outdoor performances such as rodeos, motocross events and more. The lighted arena can be configured for roughstock and timed event performances as well as motocross tracks and other types of events. There are also permanent horse stalls located in 4 areas of the park (Main & West Campgrounds, Lower South Parking Area and next to the Arena). For more information on the Rodeo Grounds or for Horse Stall reservations please call (505) 722-3839 or (505) 863-1368 or email rrpadmin@gallupnm.gov.

MUSEUM/PARK OFFICE: Located next to the Convention Center is a Museum filled with Native American art, jewelry, rugs and pottery. The Park Office is also located inside the museum. Museum hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

CAMPGROUNDS: Red Rock Park facilities include two campgrounds (Main and West) with electric and water hookups, picnic areas, and on-site bathrooms and showers. There is also a Post Office located in the Main Campground. Reservations are required, for more information please call (505) 722-3839 or (505) 863-1368, or email rrpadmin@gallupnm.gov. The Red Rock Park Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
On weekends please leave a voicemail on the office phone and a staff member will return your call.

Activities


Red Rock Park is proud to present a full slate of sports, entertainment and cultural events. Rodeo events feature prominently throughout the summer months. The annual Lions Club Rodeo is ranked with the best in the state of New Mexico. For the past several years, the nation’s best youth cowboys and cowgirls have competed in the Red Rock arena at the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo. The USTRC team roping series comes to Gallup in July, as well as perhaps the most anticipated event when bull riding stars gather to “Rock the Rocks” at the Wild Thing Bullriding Championship.

Every year for nearly a century, Gallup has been the site of the world famous Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial celebrated in August. Native American tribe members attired in colorful dress perform traditional dances and music, display jewelry and crafts, and tempt visitors with authentic cuisine. The Ceremonial Rodeo filled with Native performers is also a highlight each year. The modern ceremonial has added new activities such as a wine-tasting and ceremonial half-marathon and 5K run.

The Red Rock Balloon Festival takes flight the first weekend of December each year. As one of the world’s largest balloon rallies, you can expect to see over 100 balloons soar above the stunning red rock landscape.

COVID-19 INFORMATION: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RED ROCK PARK CAMPGROUND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ALL OVERNIGHT CAMPING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO NEED MONTHLY CAMPSITES. IF YOU ARE AN ESSENTIAL WORKER WHO NEEDS A MONTHLY CAMPSITE PLEASE CONTACT THE RED ROCK PARK OFFICE.


THE CONVENTION CENTER & MUSEUM ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PYRAMID ROCK & CHURCH ROCK HIKING TRAILS ARE OPEN FOR DAY USE ONLY!