The Zuni Mountain Trails are currently under melting snow
and mud, and are closed until spring.
Ride or hike the forest roads and doubletracks, it's fun and
there is lots to explore.
Update, March 2, 2015- The Zuni Mts. are well into spring melt
and EVERYTHING (roads, trails, woods) is really sloppy muddy.
Your best bet currently is off trail hiking, and be real careful
when driving off the road to park. The gravel road at
Hilso Trailhead is a good hike with reliable parking. Please stay off
the trails until the surface has hardened.
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We have big plans for 2015...
Gallup Trails is currently working with Gallup Land Partners (GLP) to
develop and improve trails on GLP lands adjacent to the City. Work
will commence this Spring.
We are awaiting final approval of the Zuni Mountain Trails Project,
which adds hundreds miles of new trail in the Zunis.
Work is expected to begin this season.
We are currently pursuing the development and improvement of SAFE
alt. transportation (pedestrian/wheelchair/bicycle) routes within and
throughout the City. We welcome your input concerning this issue at
Watch for the ZMSTS Public Me
High Desert Trail System chosen as one of America's Great Trails by the US Dept of the Interior.
Zuni Mountains Trail Partnership - Future of the Zuni Mountains.
NM State Parks Division Trail Award presented to Gallup Trails
Gallup Trails believes that creating a variety of accessible trails improves the quality of life for all citizens through health and economic benefits.
"Gallup Trails is a local trails advocacy organization serving McKinley County, NM. Gallup Trails has a successful track record in completing trail construction and improvement projects, partnering with state and federal land managers, and engaging the broader community in trails dialogue." - Attilla Bality, NPS-RTC
We need your support-
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Every year, more and more Gallupians of all different backgrounds, and an increasing number of tourists, are discovering the joy and health benefits of the hiking and biking trails in and around our beautiful town! The diversity and number of trail-users is a marked and impressive change from the early days when a small handful of dedicated local cyclists recognized that with more coordination of local resources, Gallup could develop some of the best trail-systems in the nation. Thus in 2002, Gallup Trails was created. So here's a little more about what's in our name.
GT is a membership-based non-profit organization that believes that accessible trails improve the quality of life for all citizens of Gallup and McKinley County. With almost a hundred local members and a Board of Directors composed of a dozen Gallupians; we're from Gallup, and what we do is for Gallup. The focus of GT's trail development effort has been centered on Gallup and the surrounding county. We've formed close partnerships with every level of local, state, and federal government to promote trails developlment in this area, specifically in the western Zuni Mountains (McGaffey area), Gamerco (north Gallup), Churchrock, and within the city limits.
GT is dedicated to promoting non-motorized outdoor recreation on a variety of trail types and terrain. We've worked to develop trails that range from in-town commuter-type trails (east Hwy. 66, 2nd St., Wilson St.), to highly developed and sustainable trails for all abilities like the 23-mile High Desert Trail System, to the narrow and lonely single-track trails winding through the high forests. Trails are for everyone, and Gallup's trails vary as much as the users. Some of these trails have existed in a rudimentary form for many years, but it's only within the last decade that, through the development and protection of these early trails, Gallup's outdoor recreation opportunities have gained state and national prominence.
Join us in enjoying Gallup's great trails; trail maps, directions, and up-to-date information are on this website, www.galluptrails.com. You can also join us in actively working on the trails during our 4th Saturday of the month Trail Crew workdays in the forest; details here. And finally, please consider becoming a member of our organization today.