Top Adventures in Silver City

  • Drive the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway

    Drive the 93-mile Scenic Trail from Silver City to Pinos Altos on Hwy 15  where you can stop to visit the Buckhorn Saloon and old Opera house. From there, drive Hwy 15 through the Gila National forest to the Gila cliff dwellings where you can stop...

    93 miles

  • Photograph La Capilla at Sunrise

    In the last 1800's when Silver City was a booming mining town the quickly growing hispanic population of the Chihuahua Hill neighborhood built a small chapel aka "La Capilla" as a center of community activities including pilgrimages and the Festiv...

    0.25 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike the Boston Hill Loop

    The Boston Hill Open Space is a collection of trails on what is actually three hills overlooking the town of Silver City. There are numerous vista and also several now-abandoned mines at various elevation cutting deep gorges and ravines into the h...

    1.5 miles 250 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Picnic Loop

    Called the "Berg Trail" by Silver City locals in honor of Gary Berg who pioneered the extensive trail system around Gomez Peak, the Picnic Loop beginning at the Little Walnut Creek picnic area is a great way to be introduced to the incredible moun...

    2 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike the Hydra Trail in City of Rocks State Park

    Start the hike from the visitor center. Hike toward the botanical garden and continue on the trail around the rock formations. You can wind your way through the taller rocks and enjoy the view! Connect to the other trails in the park for some addi...

    3.2 miles 162 ft gain

  • Hike to Jordan Hot Springs via Little Bear Canyon Trail

    The Gila Wilderness is the oldest wilderness area in The United States, and Jordan Hot Springs rests right in the heart of Canyon of the Middle Fork of the Gila River, along a stretch of the Continental Divide Trail and some 7 miles from the neare...

    13.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike Little Bear Canyon to the Middle Fork of the Gila River

    After driving the winding mountain road from Silver City to Gila Hot Springs, I knew I had to do more than just see the Gila Cliff Dwellings (which are stunning, don't miss them). The Gila Wilderness is the first designated wilderness in the world...

    8.5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike the Gila Loop Trail

    Park at the end of the 15 in the parking area. Walk all the way to the end of the road where you will find the trailhead.  This is rugged New Mexico wilderness so make sure you have proper shoes, hat, and plenty of water. This trail is very close ...

    21.03 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Explore the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway

    This scenic highway goes through some nice country side and several old historic towns, some almost ghost towns. Lots of history and interesting places to stop. There are also festivals being held at different times of the year. Caballo Lake is al...

    65 miles

  • Hike the Catwalk Trail

    Great hike along a canyon above Whitewater river. You descent to the river bed when there is no high water. There is a picnic area and a place to relax along the river. Walking on the planks is quite fun.

    1 miles

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