1120 Hwy 180 E
Silver City, NM 88061
Phone: (575) 534-1111
Fax: (575) 534-2222
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.
The Southwest Horsemen's Association Grounds are a shining testament to those who want to experience the much-spoken about Wild Wild West. Located in New Mexico's Silver City, these grounds are famous for the dramatic rodeo events that involve virile cattle and an equally enthused crowd. Non-match days mean that the area can be rented for other community and cultural events.
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.