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Gallup NM Fly-In -- CANCELLED

Welcome to Gallup

Gallup New Mexico Fly-in


June 19th to 21st, 2020

CPA Fly-in Sponsor: Bill Gust

Gallup is a small city in New Mexico, on historic Route 66. To the east, red sandstone cliffs dominate Red Rock Park, home to Anasazi archaeological sites from around 300 A.D. Here, Red Rock Museum focuses on Anasazi heritage, with displays of pottery and silver. In the city, Gallup Cultural Center has Native American crafts and cultural exhibits. The Rex Museum covers local history, including railroad and mining.

 Friday, June 19th   Arrive at Gallup Municipal Airport (GUP). Happy hour. Dinner. Nightly Indian Dancing.  GallupNMSunset
Saturday, June 20th   A morning drive (1hr) will take us to the El Morro National Monument which includes the following trails:

The Inscription TrailA must–see! If you only have an hour or less, you will definitely want to take the trail to the pool and past hundreds of Spanish and Anglo inscriptions, as well as pre–historical petroglyphs. It will be easy to see why El Morro was proclaimed a National Monument. This loop trail is paved, 1/2 mile in length. 

The Headland TrailThis 2–mile loop includes the Inscription Trail, and continues to the top of the bluff. There, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Zuni Mountains, the volcanic craters of the El Malpais area, and the El Morro valley. A 250 ft. elevation gain and the uneven sandstone surface makes this a slightly strenuous hike. Atsinna.  Another reward for hiking the Headland Trail is the Ancestral Puebloan ruin, Atsinna, or “place of writings on rock”. Between approximately 1275 to 1350 AD, up to 600 people lived in this 355 room pueblo. The location was strategic—it was near the only water source for many miles and located atop a nearly impenetrable bluff. 

After Saturday afternoon includes lunch we will be able to visit the Rex Museum, Navajo Code Talkers Museum, Gallup Cultural Center.

Saturday evening will include the legendary CPA happy hour then off to a group dinner at the historic El Rancho Hotel.  Please note - the El Rancho Hotel has an outdoor patio for us to use for the happy hour, however we are unable to bring our own beverages.  We will need to purchase them on site.  We can however bring our own snacks.  No evening would be complete without also taking in copious samples of the local ice cream after dinner!

Sunday, June 21st     After breakfast our drivers will return to airport for flight home.  GallupRuins

Friday, June 19, 2020 to Sunday, June 21, 2020
Gallup Municipal Airport
GALLUP, NM  87301

William Gust
CPA Fly-in Sponsored
Registration is not Required