Glenwood is a community in Catron County. Founded in 1878 as Bush Ranch, today the town is home to approximately 300 residents. Located near the San Francisco River, Glenwood is 65 miles northwest of Silver City on U.S. Route 180, and is 39 miles south of Reserve.
Minutes from the Gila Wilderness and just south of the Gila National Forest, this is some of the most picturesque country in New Mexico. Great place to stay and eat and friendly folks everywhere.
Glenwood New Mexico has been granted with the distinction of having some of the "Darkest Sky" in the Nation. "This is one of the best sites for Astronomy on planet earth." according to Dr. A.D. Grauer retired professor of astronomy. The Cosmic Campground is located 12 miles north of town.
We welcome your visit and encourage you to stay. We have hot springs, labyrinths, accommodations with kitchens and B&B's, art galleries, event sites, campgrounds and convenience stores. It's the perfect place for relaxing, sightseeing, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, hunting and gazing at the starry night sky.
The Catwalk National Recreation Area is scheduled to reopen in May 2016. For information please contact the Glenwood Ranger Station.
A successful season (May-October) was enjoyed in Mogollon (ghost town). The newly remodeled Museum, The Kelly Store and The Purple Onion were enjoyed by many tourists and local residents. The road will be rebuilt over the next several months.
"A Guide to Alma, Glenwood, Mogollon and Pleasanton" is available.