Gallium nitride thin films were prepared by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition from hexakis(dimethylamido)digallium, Ga2(NMe2)6, and ammonia precursors at substrate temperatures of 100–400 °C with growth rates up to 1000 Å/min. The films were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry and forward recoil spectrometry. The N/Ga ratio varied from 1.05 for films deposited at 400 °C to 1.5 at 100 °C. The hydrogen concentration increased from 10 atom % for films deposited at 400 °C to 24 atom % at 100 °C. Films deposited at 100 °C were amorphous but films deposited at higher temperatures were polycrystalline. Bandgaps of the films varied from 3.8 eV for films deposited at 400 °C to 4.2 eV at 100 °C.