•  About Red Rock State Park, near Gallup, NM, southwest US

Red Rock State Park, with elevations from 6600 to 7000 feet and encompassing 640 acres, is a state-operated campground equipped with electrical and water hookups, picnic areas, restrooms and showers.

The red cliffs which frame the Park on three sides began formation 205 million years ago, during the Mesozoic era, sometimes referred to as the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Several archeological sites in the Park record the presence of the Anasazi, a prehistoric farming culture which developed and persisted in the area from A.D. 300 to 1200. From 1700 to the present, the region has been sparsely inhabited by the Navajo Indians.

Red Rock Museum offers visitors a glimpse of the past. Through exhibits on the prehistoric Anasazi and the present-day Zuni, Hopi and Navajo, the Museum interprets the unique cultures of the Native Americans of the region.

The museum also features gallery exhibits which change several times a year, focusing on art of the regional and national importance.Visit our downtown location. The Rex Museum is a historical museum depicting the historical aspects of the community. It is primarily a history of the old coal mining era going back to the 1880's. There are many items of historical interest displayed at the museum. The museum is located in downtown Gallup at 300 W. Historic 66 Avenue. (Corner of Third Street and West Historic 66).

Red Rock State Park, situated in Indian Country, is the gateway to Zuni, one of the Seven Cites of Cibola sought by Coronado and the Conquistadors; Acoma, the sky city, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the United States; Old Laguna Pueblo and its Spanish church; the Hopi Reservation; and the Navajo and El Morro are among the National monuments within a two hour drive from Red Rock State Park. Petrified Forest National Park, the Ice Caves beneath Lava Badlands with temperatures of 31 degrees year round, the incomparable views of the badland formations known as the Painted Desert are all natural wonders that shouldn't be missed when exploring the Gallup area.

The annual Lions Club Rodeo is ranked with the best in the state of New Mexico. In addition, the non-profit Community Concerts organization host a variety of concerts during the year at Red Rock State Park. Red Rock State Park hosts the world famous Intertribal Indian Ceremonial held in August. Among the festivities are the colorful Indian Dances, the display of Indian jewelry and crafts, and Indian food booths throughout the park.
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