Check Out the Historic El Rancho Hotel

Check Out the Historic El Rancho Hotel

As a stop on the historic Route 66, Gallup gets its fair share of passersby. Many of them are drawn to the equally historic El Rancho Hotel, one of Gallup’s most enticing landmarks. Even if you live in Gallup, this 1930s hotel is certainly worth a visit, whether you make a staycation of it and rent a room, or whether you just stop in for a drink. The facade of the El Rancho Hotel is charming and retro. It’s easy to picture old cars or even horses out front. As soon as you walk in, you’re welcomed by a grand lobby decorated in western designs featuring taxidermy, rich patterns and

Visit the Gallup Cultural Center

Visit the Gallup Cultural Center

In 1996, the Southwest Indian Foundation set up shop in the old Santa Fe Depot and created a cultural center to help educate visitors and locals on the history of Gallup, New Mexico. This center would become an inspiring source of information on local culture, both past and present. The Southwest Indian Foundation hopes for the Gallup Cultural Center to help create pride in local communities, a powerful and important trait for a community to have. Whether you are a local or just visiting, obtaining new knowledge about a rich community is a fun, productive way to spend the afternoon. The Gallup Cultural Center is located on Historic Route 66,

Best Places to Explore New Mexico in Your Explorer

Best Places to Explore New Mexico in Your Explorer

If we had to choose the perfect vehicle for exploring New Mexico, one that can take you to every corner with ease, we would choose the Ford Explorer—America’s most popular SUV. Here are some of the best places to explore New Mexico in your Explorer. Chaco Canyon. This amazing location offers breathtaking history as an ancient ancestral home at the intersection of both the Hopi and Pueblo people. In addition, it is an International Dark Sky Park and offers jaw-dropping views of the night sky. Santa Fe. Head east to Santa Fe to get your fill of art, culture, and food. Visit the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of International

Scenic Places to Drive Your Ford Mustang in New Mexico

Scenic Places to Drive Your Ford Mustang in New Mexico

Hitting the open road in a Ford Mustang is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, day, or weekend. It doesn’t matter whether your particular model is a convertible or not, taking a drive in your Ford Mustang is an experience unlike any other. New Mexico is a great place to hit the road thanks to its lovely scenery. Here are a few great places to drive your Mustang from us here at Gurley Motor Co. Abo Pass Trail Scenic Byway – A unique route in itself, the Abo Pass Trail features natural beauty that can’t be found anywhere else. The route connects to the remains of the Abo Pueblo and

Gallup, New Mexico – Adventure Capital of New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico – Adventure Capital of New Mexico

There are few cities that can truly claim to offer an adventure unlike any other. Gallup, New Mexico, is one of those cities thanks to its incredible events, memorable activities, and emphasis on the outdoors. Here are some of the top reasons Gallup is the adventure capital of New Mexico from us here at Gurley Motor Company. History – From the 200 million year-old cliffs at the Red Rock Park and Museum to the culture of the Anasazi Indians, Gallup’s history is one of adventure, turmoil, and constant change that should appeal to history buffs and curious children alike. Much of the city’s culture is derived from modern Native Americans

Ford Expands Pothole Detection Technology

Ford Expands Pothole Detection Technology

Potholes are a pain, both figuratively and literally depending on how big the pothole is. It’s no secret potholes are everywhere and sometimes it isn’t possible to fix them all. That’s why Ford stepped in. Previously available on the Lincoln luxury brand and Ford Expedition SUV, pothole detection technology is expanding. The latest model on Ford’s lineup to receive the technology is the 2017 Ford Fusion V-6 Sport. Hitting showrooms and lots this summer, the Fusion V-6 Sport is powered by a 2.7-liter twin turbo EcoBoost V6 engine capable of pumping out 325 hp. Potholes cause about $3 billion in damages every year, according to AAA. Ford’s pothole detection technology

5 Albuquerque Restaurants You Have to Try

5 Albuquerque Restaurants You Have to Try

Albuquerque is a city that is made up of diverse cultures. That means a lot of delicious food that’s available to eat! When you are in the city, here are 5 Albuquerque restaurants you have to try. Mary and Tito’s Café If you are looking for all the best New Mexican dishes, then your one-stop spot is Mary and Tito’s Café. Located near the University of New Mexico, Mary and Tito’s is a favorite for both locals and college students. Giovanni’s Pizzeria If pizza is something you crave, the best pies are at Giovanni’s Pizzeria. It’s the toppings that really bring these pies to life! Tuscanos Brazilian Grill At this

10 New Mexico Road Trips that are Definitely Worth the Travel

10 New Mexico Road Trips that are Definitely Worth the Travel

So summer is almost over and kids will be heading back to school soon, but you didn’t quite travel as you had expected. No need to fear, you can take a road trip around New Mexico and find sights you probably didn’t know existed! We make it easy for you and give you the top ten places you should check out in New Mexico. Lincoln, NM – Once you hit Lincoln, you are officially in Bill the Kid territory! Be sure to check out the old Lincoln County Courthouse to recap Billy the Kid’s adventures. Spaceport America – Although it is currently under construction, it is still a must see.

Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Road Trip Essentials

Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Road Trip Essentials

The first day of summer is quickly approaching meaning school is finished, vacation days are begging to be used, and a strong case of wanderlust is beginning to set in. This summer, why not take your family, friends, or that special someone on an incredible adventure in your own back yard: Route 66. Route 66 is one of the original U.S. Highways and is certainly the most popular. Covering over 2,440 miles, Route 66 is packed full with beautiful sceneries, historical artifacts, and several different cultures. It is the perfect place to explore, make new memories, and have the adventure of a life time. However, before you embark on the