Old Route 66 crosses the continental divide in Taos County.
The year 2000 census lists the county population as 74,798. Almost three quarters of the
people identify themselves as American Indians, primarily Navajo and Zuni, but also other
tribes to include Apache, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Choctaw, Creek, Iroquois, Kiowa, Pima,
Shoshone, Sioux, Alaskan Athabaskan, Blackfoot, Chickasaw, Comanche, Crow, Osage, Paiute,
Potawatomi, Seminole, Tlingit, and Tohono O'Odham.
The county seat is Gallup.