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The Guide to Southwest New Mexico

• Area Attractions • Museums • Restaurants & Coffee • Galleries & Shopping • Salons & Barbers • Medical Specialties • Health & Wellness • Events ...and more!

Courtesy of Area Merchants and Zia Publishing Cover: A recreation of the original 1923 Silco Theater Sign by the Silver City Mainstreet Project lights up downtown Silver City.

photo by Jay Scott




Southwest New Mexico


photo by LeAnn Knudsen

A RUGGED REGION PACKED P CKED FULL OF HISTORY, PA Y BEAUTY, Y, BEAUTY TY, TY Y, WILDLIFE, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SPACE AGE industry, the diversity of Southwest New Mexico includes the mountain communities of Silver City, Glenwood and Reserve, the I-25 communities of Socorro, Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte, and the I-10 communities of Lordsburg, Deming and Las Cruces. From border villages and meandering rivers to pine covered wilderness peaks, it is crisscrossed with visitor opportunities that attract people from every segment of the population. Any of these locations can serve as your base for exploration. A grand loop connects them all with scenic byways scattered throughout. State and national monuments, lakes, hiking and biking trails, unique museums, historical sites and intriguing 21st century centers of space technology build the itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Silver City, on the Continental Divide and bordering America’s first designated wilderness, serves as a starting point for the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway. It includes the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and connects to the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway.


Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

photo by LeAnne Knudsen

ONE OF THE AT A ATTRACTIONS TRACTIONS ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY IS THE 533-acre Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Here you can see the homes and catch a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans who lived here between seven and eight hundred years ago. Along with the ancient ruins, the monument features a visitor center and museum. From Silver City there are two ways to travel to the monument. The first is to go north past Piños Altos on NM15, a winding, mountain forest road. Here, trailers over twenty feet long must take an alternate route on NM61/35. The other route is through the Mimbres Valley north from NM152 off US180 east of town. This route is 25 miles longer, but easier and takes the same amount of time – about two hours. Call ahead for hours and road conditions; (575) 536-9461.


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THIS 93-MILE LOOP IS FILLED WITH HISTORY AND SCENIC BEAUTY. TO GET STARTED, JUST HEAD NORTH FROM Silver City on NM15 to the old gold-mining town of Pinos Altos. Continue through the Gila National Forest to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Leaving the monument, backtrack to Sapillo Creek and take NM35 to Lake Roberts and across the Continental Divide to the Mimbres River Valley. The scenic valley includes orchards, the Mimbres Artisans studios and galleries, and the historic San Lorenzo Church built in the 1800s. Turning west on NM152, you will come to the Santa Rita mine overlook, which is one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines. Rejoining US180, turn north at Santa Clara to visit historic Fort Bayard and continue a short distance back to Silver City.

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Blue Dome Gallery Contemporary Art & Fine Craft • Our painters, sculptors, jewelers, furniture makers, glass artists & potters are known for their excellent craftsmanship and unique style. 307 N. Texas St.• Downtown Silver City • Thurs.-Sat., Mon. 11-5

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Geronimo Monument IN OCTOBER 2004 ABOUT 120 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS NATIONAL MONUMENT VISITOR Center to dedicate a monument to famous Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo, who was born in the area in 1829. The monument was a collaborative effort between the Forest Service, the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Committee, the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Geronimo’s own great grandson, Harlyn Geronimo and Harlyn’s wife Karen of Mescalero. Harlyn got the idea for the monument while visiting the area in the spring of 2004. Chief Geronimo had told biographers that he was born near the headwaters of the Gila River, which is the area where the National Monument stands today. Geronimo died in Oklahoma in 1909, after unsuccessfully pleading with federal authorities to be allowed to return to his homeland to die.


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Geronimo Monument IN OCTOBER 2004 ABOUT 120 PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS NATIONAL MONUMENT Visitor Center to dedicate a monument to famous Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo, who was born in the area in 1829. The monument was a collaborative effort between the Forest Service, the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway Committee, the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and Geronimo’s own great grandson, Harlyn Geronimo and Harlyn’s wife Karen of Mescalero. Harlyn got the idea for the monument while visiting the area in the spring of 2004. Chief Geronimo had told biographers that he was born near the headwaters of the Gila River, which is the area where the National Monument stands today. Geronimo died in Oklahoma in 1909, after unsuccessfully pleading with federal authorities to be allowed to return to his homeland to die.

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Continental Divide Trail SILVER CITY AREA HIKERS ENJOY A RARE OPPORTUNITY: CONVENIENT DAY HIKES ON SECTIONS OF A renowned footpath that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Also known as the ‘King of Trails,’ the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) runs through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Along the way it visits 25 national forests, 20 national wilderness areas, three national parks, one national monument, eight Bureau of Land Management resource areas – and passes close by Silver City. While it takes six months to walk the entire trail, Silver City residents and visitors can enjoy pleasant day hikes on segments of the same trail just minutes from their doorsteps. While our moderate climate makes access available yearround, probably the best times to visit the CDT are during the spring and fall. Parts of the trail are challenging, so hikers should be in good physical condition and remember to bring plenty of water.





Lake Roberts SURROUNDED BY THE GILA NATIONAL FOREST, AND FED BY SAPILLO CREEK, LAKE ROBERTS IS A MAN-MADE 75-acre lake offering some of the finest mountain fishing, boating and camping in New Mexico. Lake Roberts features boat ramps, two campgrounds, picnic spots and a variety of nature trails leading into the forest. The lake beckons fisherman, hikers and birders to experience the natural beauty of the area. Overlooking the west end of the lake stand the “Vista Ruins,” an authentic Mimbres Indian pit house site. The area is home to hundreds of species of birds, and is a wintering spot for bald eagles. As many as ten species of hummingbirds may be observed in the summertime at feeding stations along NM35 and at nearby local inns. Late March to late May is the best time to fish for the lake’s 10 to 14-inch rainbow trout, but Lake Roberts also contains crappie, catfish and some bass.


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City of Rocks State Park LOCATED JUST 34 MILES SOUTH OF SILVER CITY, THE CITY OF ROCKS STATE PARK IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR a fun-filled day trip or picnic with the entire family. The park features giant monoliths that were formed from the eruption of an ancient volcano and eroded by the wind over an extended period of time. These huge, unusually shaped boulders are perfect for sightseeing or climbing. For some, the park resembles a medieval village; for others it is a collection of misshapen, albeit benign, giants. Essentially, it is a flat-lying sheet of reddish lava jointed along vertical rather than horizontal planes creating the likeness of a city with streets and buildings. There are formations which readily suggest giants’ chairs, prehistoric monsters, or creatures of imaginative myth. Complete with a desert garden, the park offers picnicking and camping spots. Adjacent to the formations rises Table Mountain, a perfect example of a mesa.


Mimbres Valley THE HISTORIC AND SCENIC FARMING VALLEY OF THE MIMBRES RIVER IS ACCESSED BY NM35 AND NM61 from City of Rocks State Park to the Continental Divide near Lake Roberts. The valley was inhabited by the ancient Mimbres Culture that produced the pottery on display at Western New Mexico University Museum. Today, the valley supports a growing population around the communities of Mimbres and San Lorenzo, while early farming families who first settled the area continue to tend their fields and orchards. Mission churches built in the late 1800’s at San Lorenzo, San Juan and Faywood contribute to the natural beauty of the region, and Bear Canyon Lake offers anglers an isolated fishing hole. The Trail of the Mountain Sprits National Scenic Byway makes a dramatic entry to the Mimbres Valley on NM152 and then cuts upward through the valley toward Lake Roberts and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.


Historic Pinos Altos EXCEPT FOR THE ASPHALT ON ITS MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN PINOS ALTOS LOOKS MUCH LIKE IT MIGHT HAVE appeared nearly 150 years ago, when it was inhabited by the likes of Judge Roy Bean. The town’s amenities, however, have greatly improved in the last century or so. They include a museum, dining establishments and an authentic western bar. Gold was first discovered in the area by Spanish and Mexican miners. Anglos rediscovered the metal in 1859/60, and for a while the town was called Birchville after the first man to find “color.” Nearly abandoned due to constant fights with the Apaches, it was re-established in 1866 under its original Spanish name. Pinos Altos is located along the Continental Divide, six miles north of Silver City on NM15.


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Imagine the possibilities! Wedding Destination Anniversary Celebrations Family & Group Reunions Workshops & Group Meetings • Crackling Fireplaces • Secluded Balconies • Relaxing Porches • Satellite TV • Gift Shop • Hot Tub in Cabana • Cabins with kitchens are available • Bird Watching • Dark Skies & Stargazing • Hiking & Biking Road Trips to Nearby Attractions • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument • Access to Continental Divide Trailhead • Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark • Lake Roberts • Shakespeare Ghost Town • Silver City Museum

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SILV SILVER L ER CITY SPRANG TO LIFE DURING THE SUMMER OF LV 1870. THE DISCOVERY OF SILV SILVER THOUL ER BROUGHT THOU LV 1870 SANDS OF MINERS, and merchants followed in their footsteps. The town's founders decided Silver City would be “built to last.” In 1880, an ordinance was passed requiring masonry construction for new buildings. This left behind solid commercial buildings, brick Victorian homes, and adobe structures. Devastating floods between 1890 and 1910 washed away the original Main Street and all but one of its handsome brick buildings. The stately Warren house is the sole survivor. What used to be Main Street is now known as the Big Ditch. The Silver City Visitor Center and Big Ditch Park provide gateways into Historic Downtown for visitors and residents. Silver City MainStreet Project has provided comprehensive downtown revitalization services since 1985. This vibrant award-winning district has over 200 entities including retail and service businesses, art studios, government services, nonprofits, churches, and schools. It’s a treasure of a downtown!


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Silver City Museum

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LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC 1881 MANSARD/ITALIANATE HOME OF H.B. AILMAN, THE SILVER CITY MUSEUM IS one of 13 museums in New Mexico recognized by the American Assn. of Museums. Founded in 1967, the museum is focused on the regional history of Southwest New Mexico with over 20,000 related objects. Photo collections depict Silver City from the 1870s and include a significant collection from the 1930s and 40s. Native American artifacts from the Mimbres, Mogollon and Casas Grandes peoples number over 500 pieces, and there are exhibits from more recent Navajo and Apache groups. Extensive mining exhibits, early Anglo and Hispanic settler clothing, furnishings and even firearms are displayed. There is also memorabilia from native son Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, former astronaut and U.S. Senator. It is open every day except Monday, and is located at 312 West Broadway. The Museum Store features books and gifts depicting or influenced by local history and cultures.


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Big Ditch Park WHEN SILVER CITY’S FOUNDING FATHERS CREATED THE TOWN SITE IN THE LATTER 1800S, THEY LAID OUT THE grid like those of many eastern cities – with the streets running due north, south, east and west. They did not realize that the new town’s proximity to a north/south running slope would encourage a natural disaster to occur. In 1895 and again in 1903, flash floodwaters roared down Silver City’s Main Street, gouging out a huge ditch with a bottom some 55 feet below the original street level. As rains continued to feed the creek in the years that followed, cottonwood trees grew, providing shade. The town’s Main Street was gone, but every adversity carries with it the seed of an opportunity. Working together, local businesses, residents and civic organizations created a beautiful and unique downtown park. Big Ditch Park can be accessed via the footbridge at the Silver City Visitor Center parking lot.


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La Capilla LA CAPILLA, THE LITTLE CHAPEL ON A HILL OVERLOOKING SILVER CITY, PRESERVES A BIT OF THE ROUGH AND tumble history of the area’s early mining era. It provides one of the best views of the community and offers a smidgeon of exercise for young folks of all ages. The original adobe chapel, dedicated in 1885 and taken down in 1914, was commissioned by Hipolita and Beatriz Manquero, two sisters originally from Chihuahua City, to house a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The underlying motivations for constructing the chapel are still discussed, but it none-the-less played a key role for local Catholics during the late 1800s. The replica, completed in 2004, now anchors the north end of a 23-acre heritage park being developed by the town of Silver City and area civic groups. A number of features are planned for the park, and the trails have joined the larger Boston Hill and Big Ditch systems.


WNMU Museum By Cynthia Bettison THE WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM, LOCATED IN FLEMING HALL ON THE UNIVERSITY campus houses the NAN Ranch Collection—the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientifically excavated prehistoric Mimbres materials from a single Mimbres site. Other collections include the Eisele Collection of prehistoric Southwestern pottery and artifacts, including basketry; the Back Collection of historic Maria and Julian Martinez San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery and Santa Clara Pueblo pottery; historic Navajo rugs; the O.C. Hinman Collection of historic Silver City/Grant County photographs; Campus Collections containing 121+ years of university history; and the U.S. Senator (NM) Jeff Bingaman Memorabilia Collection. During its 100th birthday year, the University Museum’s building, Fleming Hall, will be under renovation. This $3.2 million project, funded through a general obligation fund passed by NM voters in 2014, will include the updating of the HVAC system, installation of a fire suppression system, and a new security system. The University Museum invites the public to visit their temporary exhibit and Museum Shop located at Watts Hall – Lower Level, 500 E 18th St. It is open M-F 10am-4pm, closed University holidays, FREE admission, ADA accessible, 575-538-6386,


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Western New Mexico University (WNMU) WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY’S MAIN CAMPUS IS LOCATED ON A HILL, LOOKING OVER THE HISTORIC Silver City community. Founded in 1893, WNMU began as a teacher’s school and throughout the next century it would grow into a comprehensive university with over 70 fields of study and several fully online programs. Today, WNMU serves the people of the southwest region looking to earn associate, baccalaureate and master degrees. Popular programs include business, education, criminal justice, occupational therapy and social work. WNMU is fully accredited with secondary accreditations for programs including early childhood education and nursing. On the field, the Mustangs compete in NCAA Division II sports including basketball, football, volleyball, softball, tennis, cross country and golf. The university’s proximity to the Gila Wilderness make it an ideal university for students looking to explore the outdoors.


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Alumni Garden Barnard Hall Ben Altamirano Field Besse-Forward Global Resource Center GRCENT Bowden Hall Brancheau P.E. Complex PECOMP a. Fieldhouse b. Intramural Gym Campus Police Castorena Hall Administration Bldg. Centennial Hall Chino Building CHINOB Eckles Hall Fine Arts Center Theatre FACTCR Fleming Hall University Museum FLEMHL Glaser Hall GLASHL Graham Gymnasium GRAGYM Harlan Hall HARLHL Hunter Hall HUNTHL J. Cloyd Miller Library MLIBRY James B. Fox Athletic Comple FOXCMP Juan Chacon Bldg. JUANCB Kilpatrick Tennis Courts

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Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark


photo by LeAnn Knudsen

By Dutch Salmon ESTABLISHED IN 1866 AS A UNITED STATES ARMY INSTALLATION TO PROTECT MINERS AND OTHER SETTLERS, FORT Bayard was set aside as the Fort Bayard military Reservation by presidential order in 1869. General George Crook and 2nd Lt. John Pershing were officers during the 1880s. The Buffalo Soldiers, were on detached duty there and a bronze statue of Corporal Clinton Greaves, Medal of Honor recipient, is in the center of the parade grounds. After the capture of Geronimo in 1886 the post was scheduled for deactivation, but Surgeon General George Miller Sternberg chose Fort Bayard as an Army tuberculosis hospital and research center. In 1966 it became a long term care facility for the state of New Mexico. Recently, a stateof-the-art nursing home with a VA wing was opened just off the historic grounds. It received National Historic Landmark status in 2004. The original Fort Bayard Cemetery became part of the National Cemetery system in 1973. It is attached to the Fort Bayard Game Refuge where hikers may follow the trails used by the cavalry over 100 years ago all just 10 miles east of Silver City.


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Galleries & Shopping THE GROWTH OF SILVER CITY’S ARTS COMMUNITY IS A RESULT OF THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL APPEAL OF the area and a concerted effort to diversify the regional economy. The establishment of an art market unique to Silver City is indeed contributing to the economic base. Regular openings, tours, galas, and other special events have dramatically increased local involvement and developed Silver City as an arts destination. The arts play a role in almost every celebration and there are major festivals dedicated specifically to the arts. There is no doubt that art is an integral and key segment of Silver City’s lifestyle. Silver City’s recognition for its cultural depth results from the dedication and organizational expertise of numerous local groups, and the overwhelming volunteer efforts and financial support of the entire community. The city is proud of its achievements and is anxious to share them with its visitors from around the world.

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El Gallo Pinto Grill & Restaurant


Lois Duffy Studio

Everything for knitters new and old! Wood, cotton and fun yarns. Open Tues - Sat 11am-5 pm, Sun 11am-3:30pm, open knitting 12 pm.

NEW CHURCH OF THE SOUTHWEST DESERT Come refresh, renew, and restore your spirit. All are welcome. Casual Service.

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Unusual, eclectic collection of local art and gifts. Zen garden, learning center and much more.

300 N Arizona St. (406) 790-0573 LOIS DUFFY STUDIO Thought provoking surrealist and realist contemporary paintings, cubiform paintings,giclee prints, and hand signed cards. Open Saturdays 10am-4pm and by appointment.

211 N. Texas St. 313-9631

Sun. Worship 11:30, Bible Study 1pm. Wine & the Word, Tues. Little Toad. 5:30 (RSVP)

CALVARY CHAPEL OF SILVER CITY A non-denominational church teaching verse-by-verse through the Bible. Worship: Thurs. 6:30, Sun. 8:30 & 10:30 3001 Hwy. 90 S. 388-1031 EL GALLO PINTO GRILL AND RESTAURANT Serving authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine made with fresh ingregients. Open T-W 8am-2pm, Thu-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 8am-2pm

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SEEDBOAT CENTER FOR ARTS Fine art gallery located in the Arts & Culture District in Historic Downtown Silver City.

214 W. Yankie St. 534-1136


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BLACKWELL’S ANTIQUES & GIFTS Authentic antiques and elegant gifts at dealer prices. Consignments encouraged. Punkie Garretson, owner. Open 7 days a week. Mon-Sat 10:30am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm.

218 N. Bullard St. 388-1737

SYZYGY TILE Nationally recognized handmade tile company, dedicated to producing aesthetically pleasing clay tile in the craftsmen tradition. Alsoz, metal, glass, stone, concrete and imported tiles. Tour available.

106 N. Bullard St. 388-5472 MANZANITA RIDGE High end furniture and accessories from America’s finest resorts and hotels.

107 N. Bullard St. 388-1158

EAGLE MAIL SERVICES UPS, FEDEX, Postal Store, Copies, Mail Boxes, Fax, Notary. Open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.

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DANDELION WISH Upscale selection of eclectic antiques, collectibles & consignment mechandise. We also handle estate & moving sales. Tues - Sun 11ish - 6ish • Random Mondays

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Bill Evans Lake BILL EVANS LAKE, 35 MILES NORTHWEST OF SILVER CITY ON US180, IS UNUSUAL IN ITS LOCATION 300 FEET above the river that supplies it. Water pumped from the Gila River is impounded by the 62 acre man-made lake. There are picnic tables, fishing for crappie, catfish, bass and trout and an impressive view from the dam across the canyons of the upper Burro Mountains. A record 15-pound largemouth bass was caught in 1995. Bird watching is also prominent along the Gila River and at the lake itself, especially during the Spring and Fall migratory seasons. Travel south along the river past the lake turn-off and bring your binoculars to enjoy the Gila Bird Habitat. Open to the public and stocked by the NM Department of Game and Fish, Bill Evans Lake was made by the Phelps-Dodge Corporation.


Cliff & Gila STRADDLING NG THE GILA RIVER, RIVER CLIFF ON THE TH NORTH SIDE AND GILA ON THE SOUTH, THESE TWO SETTLEments together total perhaps 500 habitants and are close enough that the newcomer might see them as blending into one town. Don’t be fooled. Each has its own post office, zip code, and defenders. Cliff has the BBQ café, gallery, mini farmers market, filling station, fire station and school (K-12); Gila has the library, medical clinic, and tennis courts. Both retain an attachment to a rural ambiance based on irrigation agriculture that is uncommonly lovely, increasingly rare, and takes you back in time as you drive the Gila Valley, upstream or down, on either side of the river. True tales are still told here. Tom Lyons’ LC Ranch, based in Gila, was New Mexico’s largest at 1.5 million acres circa 1900. Along nearby Rain Creek, Carl and Blue Rice killed New Mexico’s last grizzly bear in 1931. Meanwhile, the bucolic agricultural vistas will have you in a reverie of settling down on your own green parcel, with homegrown food, 5 acres, and independence.

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SANDWICHED BETWEEN THE SAN FRANCISCO RIVER AND THE RUGGED MOGOLLON MOUNTAIN RANGE that became the nation’s first designated wilderness area, the quaint communities of Glenwood and Alma provide lodging, restaurants and supplies in a 1950s ambiance. They are surrounded by public lands that provide hiking, birding and fishing for the adventurous visitor. Glenwood, shaded by the giant cottonwood trees lining Whitewater Creek, also has a state fish hatchery that provides a public fishing pond, picnic area and loads of fun for youngsters. Glenwood is the gateway to Catwalk National Recreation Trail and Mogollon Ghost Town. Alma was the last stop for Butch Cassidy’s 1890s Outlaw Trail and touts the nearby tomb of Sgt. James Cooney, a gold and silver miner scalped by Apaches. A combination general store/café with the greatest pastries ever can provide supplies needed for exploring Mineral Creek that supports trout fishing where it exits the mountains.

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Mogollon Ghost Town TWO UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS A TRACTIONS ARE WITHIN A SHORT AT DRIVE INTO THE MOUNTAINS FROM GLENWOOD and Alma. In 1893, a pipe and catwalk were bolted to the shear, narrow walls of lower Whitewater Canyon to carry water to a mill and the town of Graham at the canyon’s outlet. Today, the U.S. Forest Service maintains Catwalk National Recreation Trail - a picnic area and metal catwalk leading to a trail that climbs deep into the Gila Wilderness. A narrow paved road winds up into the mountains to Mogollon, an 1876 gold and silver mining boomtown. Remains of mining operations, the company store, theater, church and a few die-hard residents occupy the picturesque canyon. A private museum and seasonal businesses provide a glimpse of the once-bustling town. Due to recent flood damage to both locations, be sure to check with the Glenwood Ranger District office – 575539-2481 or local Glenwood and Alma businesses for current status.


Deming DEMING HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS AS A ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE RAILROAD TOWN IN the old west. Situated 33 miles north of Mexico beneath the majestic Florida Mountains, today’s Deming is rapidly growing, while retaining its friendly small town ambiance. Claiming to be the green chile capitol of the world and the source for most New Mexico wines, Deming also boasts a vibrant arts community, live music venues, a year-round golf course and a host of first-class restaurants. The Deming Luna Mimbres Museum displays unique collections of ancient pottery, geodes and old west memorabilia. Its transit system provides convenient travel around town and connections to Lordsburg and Silver City. Deming hosts many community events and special occasions, such as the famous annual Deming Duck Races and Deming Onion Festival. Straddling Interstate 10, it is a natural rest stop between El Paso, Texas and Tucson, Arizona, and a jumping-off point for Rockhound, Pancho Villa and City of Rocks state parks.


Pancho Villa State Park ON MARCH 9, 1916, THE SMALL BORDER TOWN AND MILITARY MILITA T RY CAMP AT TA A COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO, by soldiers off revolutionary WOKE to an armed d iinvasion i b ldi l i General Francisco “Pancho” Villa. A punitive force led by American General “Black Jack” Pershing pursued the rebels 400 miles into Mexico without success. Pancho Villa State Park is located on the site of Camp Furlong that served as the base of operations for General Pershing. The park includes the first site of an operational military airstrip, represents the first time an aircraft had been used in a military operation, the first use of mechanized trucks by United States troops, and the last true cavalry operation by American troops. The new museum and interpretive center includes era military vehicles and a replica of the Jenny airplane that was utilized. There are 61 modern and spacious RV and campsites, a botanical garden and an interpretive walking tour.


Rockhound State Park ALMOST ANY DRY-LAND ACTIVITY THAT OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS PREFER IS LIKELY TO BE FOUND IN abundance at New Mexico’s Rockhound State Park. Hiking and picnicking: of course. Birding and wildlife observation: a prime spot. Astronomy: the skies are among the ‘darkest’ – that means the best – in the country, and the park hosts National Public Observatory ‘Star Party’ events each year. Desert botany: thanks to the Friends of Rockhound State Park, founded by late master gardener Jim Brady and his wife MaryKay, visitors can learn about growing droughthardy plants in our fragile ecosystem, and encouraging habitation by small wildlife such as hummingbirds and butterflies. So far, nothing has been said about rocks. Rockhound State Park is also a mineral collector’s paradise, where almost every visitor is encouraged to dig and carry away up to 15 pounds of minerals including gray perlite, thundereggs, geodes, jasper, onyx, agate, crystalline rhyolite, Apache tears (obsidian), and quartz crystals. Dealers are excluded.


Palomas, Mexico THE VIBRANT VILLAGE OF PALOMAS, LOCATED ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER, is a favorite spot for purchasing Mexican home décor, curios or just having lunch and a Margarita. Forty miles south of Deming and just south of Columbus, the community hosts modern dental facilities, prescription drug stores and same-day prescription eye glass services. Palomas is also the Mexican entry point for visiting ancient ruins of the Casas Grandes culture and the intriguing modern-day potters of Mata Ortiz. The famous “Pink Store” carries souvenirs and quality hand-picked art and décor from top sources throughout Mexico. Authentic Mexican food in the restaurant is a huge draw, utilizing delicious white cheese made by the nearby Mennonite community. For shopping in Palomas, everything is located within easy walking distance from the American side. You must, however, have a current passport or other WHTI-compliant document to reenter the United States. Call ahead for automobile requirements.


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Lordsburg & Rodeo

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A GATEWAY TO THE OLD WEST, THE LORDSBURG AREA THRIVED ON MINING IN THE NEARBY HILLS, A STAGE- coach stop on the Butterfield Trail and early railroad services. It was a stopover for Charles Lindbergh in his Spirit of St Louis and home of the state song written by the blind daughter of famed Sheriff Pat Garrett. Today, you will want to relive history and the county’s farming and ranching heritage at the Lordsburg Hidalgo Museum, search for historic details in the Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library and visit the fierce old ghost town of Shakespeare. Southwest of Lordsburg, the arts village of Rodeo showcases the work of local artisans at the Chiricahua Guild and Art Gallery and the Chiricahua Desert Museum. A monument representing Geronimo’s surrender is located just west of town. Declared an “outstanding natural area for birding habitat,” southwest Hidalgo County hosts species found nowhere else in the United States.


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Hatch CLAIMING TO BE THE CHILE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, THERE IS AT LEAST NO DOUBT THAT HATCH SETS THE standard for green chile. From Taos to El Paso, roadside vendors advertise only Hatch chile, and the hotter, the better. Hatch certainly comes to life Labor Day weekend with its renowned Chile Festival. Vendors, music and other entertainment, art, cook offs, and lots of fresh and roasted chile set the stage for a weekend of excitement and sizzling tongues. Roasted corn on the cob is another favorite, but nothing rivals the chile. Chile ristras hang from every porch and drying chile covers the roofs of markets. Located at the crossroads of state highways 26, 185, 187, interstate 25 and the Rio Grande, there is no lack of visitors. Year-round chile shops, antique and unusual gift shops as well as restaurants and a small museum keep pace with the traffic.


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Hillsboro THE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF HILLSBORO AT THE JUNCTION OF NM152 AND NM27 WAS FOUNDED IN 1877 by two prospectors who discovered gold along a nearby creek. The population grew to about 1200 by 1907, but only about 225 remain today. The post office opened in 1879 and despite periods of fierce Indian attacks, has never closed. The village served as county seat for 54 years. Today the peaceful community, shaded by huge cottonwood trees, supports several shops and a handful of artist residents. The walls of the old courthouse still stand. Located in the eastern foothills of the Black Range and on the southern segment of the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway, Hillsboro is a cool getaway for residents of the Rio Grande Valley and an exciting excursion for Grant County travelers. Hillsboro attracts visitors from across the region during its annual apple festival in the early fall.



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Gila Regional Medical Center GRANT COUNTY’S GILA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (GRMC) PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE of emergency, medical, diagnostic and surgical services for residents of a large portion of southwest New Mexico and Southeast Arizona. From its humble beginnings in 1884 as the culmination of a sewing club’s efforts to bring quality health care to the area, Ladies Hospital was established and evolved over the years into today’s 68-bed accredited and Medicare certified hospital. It is home to the Cancer Center and the Surgical Center of the Southwest. Care at GRMC includes a behavioral health unit, a preventive cardiologist, an interventional pain specialist and a fully equipped wellness center. It is linked to the New Mexico Cancer Center system with Physician Specialists making regularly scheduled visits to their Cancer Center. Important to both patients and employees is GRMC’s patient-centered approach to healthcare. Everything is focused on providing a more positive healing environment with home-like rooms, patient access to their electronic health records and a patient liaison. Gila Regional Medical Center is committed to building the best rural hospital to work, receive care and practice medicine in the country.




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THE ECLECTIC COMMUNITY OF SILVER CITY AND ITS LOCATION ON THE EDGE OF THREE MILLION ACRES of ational forest has been a draw for highly qualified medical personnel, who in turn have contributed to the establishment of state-of-the-art medical facilities. Local access to all levels of care has eliminated hours of travel to congested cities and provides the small-town advantage of friendliness and truly caring personnel. The county-owned, not-for-profit, Gila Regional Medical Center is the anchor for area clinics and caregivers that together provide a full array of quality medical services normally found only in larger communities. Maintaining a close relationship with the Medical Center are independent facilities and specialists that focus on family health, women’s health, dentistry, pediatric and adolescent care, sports injuries and alternative medicines. The medical field is a major source of employment opportunity for the area and is bolstered by Western New Mexico University’s School of Nursing.


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Area Events music, dancing, face painting and prizes 575-538-5555 Copper Country Cruises Car Show. Vintage vehicles of all kinds in Gough Park. 575-313-9700, 575-574-2186 Fort Bayard Days.

September Southwest Print Fiesta. Original fine art prints, letterpress creations, printed wearables and more. Featuring the Silver Steamroller Street Printing event. Print Making demonstrations, children’s printmaking activity tent, Live Silk Screen T-Shirt Printing, acoustic Americana music by local and regional artists, Hootenanny stage, NM Craft Brew Garden, Food and more. 575-538-2505 Chicano Music Festival. Every other year. Vendors of fine fiber art and supplies, exhibts, classes, workshops, lectures and demos 575-538-5555 Signal Peak Challenge. Every other year. Vendors of fine fiber art and supplies, exhibts, classes, workshops, lectures and demos 575-538-5555 Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Show. Museum quality mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems as well as "rough" stones. WNMU Intermural Gym. Taste of Downtown. The annual Taste of Downtown Silver City restaurant tour offers samples from the best of downtown’s restaurants and coffee houses. 575-538-5555 Gila River Festival. One of the Southwest’s premier nature festivals includes kayaking along the Gila River and in the Gila National Forest as well as events in historic downtown Silver City. 575-538-8078 Grant County Fair. Outstanding animal and craft exhibits from schools and civic groups across the county. Cliff, NM 575-3134079.

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December Tamal Fiesta y Mas. Tamales, capirotada, bizcochos, Mexican hot chocolate, music and more! 10am-3pm 575-538-4332 Victorian Christmas. Halls decked with traditional decorations, music, hot mulled cider and holiday cookies, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration. 5pm Silver City Museum. 575-538-5921 Ongoing Events Farmer's Market. Shop for fresh produce. Stock up on locally grown herbs, plants, and more. 8:30 am-noon, Sat. MayOct. Main Street Plaza beside Big Ditch Park. 575-534-1704 San Vicente Art Walk - Self Guided Tours. Visit the galleries and studios in the area. 575-388-4854. Walking Tour of Historic Ft. Bayard. 9:30am. Tours begin at the Commanding Officer's Quarters. Jan-Apr 2 Saturdays per month, May-Sept. Every Sat. Aprox. 2 hours with a suggested donation of $3. 575-536-316


Index of Advertisers Art Gallery/Artists Finn’s Gallery 260 Lois Duffy Studio 55 Seedoat Gallery 82 Victoria J. West 123 Auto Repair Todd’s Axis Motors


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The Source Winter 2017  

Southwest New Mexico Attractions • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument • Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway • Geronimo...

The Source Winter 2017  

Southwest New Mexico Attractions • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument • Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway • Geronimo...