If you plan on going here be warned that you WILL spend all day just traveling to and from this place. Make sure you go REALLY early if you plan on hiking. There are active bears there so never hike alone.
The road is EXTREMELY bumpy and narrow, and will take you a good 1-2 hours of drive. But believe me, it is SO WORTH IT. If you want to be secluded, this is the place. We hiked for a good 4-5 hours to Eagle Lake but ended up turning around since the hiking was insanely long and it was too late in the day to hike safely. Surprisingly there was someone missing in the area we were hiking and the next day they ended up finding a body. It was on the news. Sad.
We enjoyed the views so much that we stopped many times to take pictures and just listen to the beautiful sound of silence and wind/birds. SO SO loved it here. It reminded me of Germany.
Big warning about marmots who like to chew on engine wires. Cover your cars bottom! Bring food also since there really are no places to eat here and the food that is by Silver City is extremely expensive. $10 sandwitches? Sheesh.
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