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Trip Guide: Silver City

Silver City combines a vibrant cultural scene with world-class outdoor adventure.‚Äč


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In downtown Silver City, you’ll find dozens of locally owned art galleries, shops, and studios, as well as murals, theaters, and restaurants. The Historic District includes the “Big Ditch”—now a popular downtown park and one of the entrances to Silver City’s many greenways.

About 40 miles to the southeast, City of Rocks State Park has hiking trails, a botanical garden, and a public night-sky observatory. Formed of volcanic ash welded together 35 million years ago, then sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic blocks, these incredible rock formations give City of Rocks its name.

City of RocksAbove: City of Rocks State Park. Photograph courtesy of Town of Silver City.

For an unparalleled adventure, the nearby Gila Wilderness—the world’s first designated Wilderness Area—has millions of acres to explore. Because of its art and world-class access to the outdoors, Silver City is a town like nowhere else in New Mexico.

The Silver City view, home to the 3.3 million-acre Gila Wilderness.Above: Silver City views. Photograph courtesy of Town of Silver City.

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25 Reasons to Love Silver City

When it comes to unforgettable eats, arts, and adventure, this high-country gateway to the spectacular Gila Wilderness is fully "loded." By Andrew Collins

The Power of the Press

Silver City knows how to throw a next-level printing party. By Madison Spratto

Back to the Land

The Silver City Clay Festival invites lovers of anything made with earth.
By Alicia Inez Guzmán

Places We Love: Silver City's Bear Mountain Lodge

Things get a little wild at Bear Mountain Lodge. By Tim Vanderpool