1408 South Main St
Lordsburg, NM 88045
Phone: (575) 542-3666
Fax: (575) 542-3665
Located in the pretty Silver City, the Gough Park plays host to a number of festivals such as the much-awaited Mimbres Region Arts Council Blues Festival and others. This lush park boasts some vintage pine and oak trees which provide visitors all the shade they need for a fun picnic or a walk. A gazebo right in the center is used to host the events that are well-attended by regulars and visitors.
For all those who love nature and have an adventurous streak in them, the Gila National Forest is the best bet. Apart from being a great natural reserve, Gila Forest boasts of a rich history. Mongolians, ranchers, miners and many other groups have lived here. This historical forest offers adventurous activities like horse riding, fishing, hunting, hiking and nature viewing and much more. That's not it, you can also camp at the various sites on offer. Apart from sporting activities, you can also explore the beautiful surroundings that feature different species of trees, flowers, insects and other wildlife. For more details, check website.
Fort Bowie represents the fierce battles fought between the Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. Military. The fort stands for the twenty year long fight and was core point of action during the battles. A tour of the Fort Bowie will give you an insight in to the hardships faced by soldiers and at each point there are signboards that have an elaborate description of the post. At the Fort Bowie National Historic Site, apart from getting to know about history, you can also undertake other activities like hiking, bird-watching and so forth. For details, check website.
City of Rocks State Park gets its name from the monolithic rocks that dot the region. Believed to have formed because of volcanic activity millions of years ago, the characteristics of these rocks are extremely rare on the planet. These and the native topography of the region give the area a unique landscape, which is of great interest to nature and photography enthusiasts. Another popular attraction at the park is the astronomical observatory, established here due to the perennially clear skies, the region is blessed with. There are plenty of hiking trails as well as camping facilities at the park. Call ahead for more information.