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Fort Cummings

Address: County Road A019, Deming, NM
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Ranked #5 of 10 things to do in Deming
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Black Hawk, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very historic area. Quite a bit of the ruins are still visible and the spring house is in excellent condition yet! Very interesting place to see!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I guess the roads have changed a little since the last review. From the village of Nutt, where NM27 and NM26 split off, travel approximately 14 miles SW on NM26. Turn NW on Luna County road 19, which is labeled Cooks Canyon Road. There are a house trailer, a corral, and some outbuildings at the intersection. If you miss it,... More 

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Deming, New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I suggest you have a pick-up or jeep if you plan to visit Ft. Cummings, 15 miles northeast of Deming, NM. This fort was manned by Buffalo Soldiers, and is located on the Butterfield Trail. It is near Massacre Canyon, the most dangerous section of the Butterfield Trail. Some adobe walls still exist, as does the graveyard and springhouse. Always,... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you like outdoorsy adventures, the trek to Fort Cummings and the informational signs along the way will definitely be enjoyable. The road isn't terrible, but if there's been any rain lately, it gets sloppy fast. Travel north of Deming on Hwy 26 towards Hatch, and at Mile Marker 15, looks for a road off to your left which is... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A movie should be made about the history of this place and the surrounding country. It is a bit out of the way but well worth the trip. Be prepared for a fairly long bumpy dirt road. Bring a camera!

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Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Quite a drive but if you enjoy our historic past - well worth it. Valuable information on the internet about his area.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Interesting place that is off the beaten path. Many people have never been here and don't even know of its existence.

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SILVER CITY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Extremely interesting if you are into southwest history.. Difficult to get to, and that is one reason it is so cool.. likely when you visit there will be nobody else there. It is in a spectacular setting and the ruins are picturesque.

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New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

To get there, take HWY 26 N, to County Road A019. The county road is a dirt road and you will need a vehicle with high clearance. After the rainy season, you may need a four wheel drive with high clearance. It is really sketchy getting through here and the "road" isn't marked very well. At the first "Y" go... More 

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