Transportation and Logistics

TransloadersThe City of Gallup is strategically located in the heart of the nation’s fastest growing states, and markets: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and Utah.  Located on Interstate 40 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Transcon line, Gallup provides a strategic and competitive location for distribution and access to major US markets.

Carbon Coal Road

Carbon Coal Road is a 5.2-mile 4-laned public County Road and highway that serves as the industrial access road from U.S. Highway 491 – the primary north-south corridor between Farmington, NM, Colorado, and the 4-Corners Region - to the Gallup Energy Logistics Park (GELP), a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Certified Site. With 12-foot lanes and 8-ft shoulders, the road is designed to accommodate heavy truck traffic and to facilitate fast truck-rail service access for companies located along the road. At a total cost of $30 million, the road was completed and opened in November, 2022. The road supports transloading operations at GELP. In addition, the road is the principal access to two properties McKinley County is developing primarily to lease: the 40-acre McKinley County Industrial Park; and a 640-acre New Mexico State Land Office-owned parcel closer to GELP. A location on the second parcel slated for the development of an Autonomous Vehicle (truck) testing track and facility. 

Gallup Energy Logistics Park

Gallup Energy Logistics Park, LLC (GELP) is a rail-served industrial park ideally located to serve the transloading, light manufacturing, storage, and logistics industries of the San Juan Energy Basin and the Four Corners region of New Mexico.

Strategically located northwest of the city of Gallup, New Mexico, GELP serves as a logistics hub and offers direct access to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s SouthernTranscon Line and interstate transportation, including I-40, and highways 491 and 602