“The desert is so vast that no one can know it all,” Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio once wrote. That vastness is exactly what you’re searching for—that sense of peace you can only find when you can hike for hours without rubbing shoulders with another human being. You’re tired of your daily grind; just a smidgen of quiet would be music to your ears.
You don’t need to ensconce yourself hundreds of miles from civilization to find what you seek; just 140 miles west of Albuquerque is the wide open space you’ve been craving. Book hotels in Gallup, NM to finally reach it.
You didn’t come here for the charming downtown or its iconic theatre: you came for the desert. Gallup is ready to astonish you—its surroundings served as the shooting location for many a Hollywood Western in the 1950s and 60s. Book one of our Gallup rental cars and follow the desert wind to the east, to Red Rock Park. Sit quietly between the cliffs, scanning the sky for cloud shapes. This is nature as it should be: unspoiled, quiet, and simply peaceful. Occasionally, brightly colored hot air balloons may drift across the heavens. Wave to the occupants—they may be the only souls you see for miles.
Gallup hotels provide a fine place for you to rest your head when you grow weary, but your quest isn’t over yet. Go east to “The Duke City” and discover its secret: the Sandia Mountains. You can board its tramway and fly high above the crest line…or hike into the Sandias on foot, with nothing but the birds and a bottle of water for company. Breathe in the warm desert air, breathe out worries, and let the sunshine touch your face. Out here, your soul is free.
You don’t need to spend a fortune just to carve out a little space. Let Travelocity help you. Whether you’re searching for hotels near Gallup, NM or would prefer to stay closer to the city in our Albuquerque hotels, we have something for you. Book today and start your quest tomorrow: at last, you’ll have your space.