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Fort Cummings

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County Road A019, Deming, NM
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Great look at history

We really enjoyed this piece of history. Once you turn onto county road A020 you go one mile to... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Becky K
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Interesting place to visit

We learned so much history from just one visit. There is so more that I now want to research about... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2017
John F
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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  • Average6%
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County Road A019, Deming, NM
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this piece of history. Once you turn onto county road A020 you go one mile to the turn off road. The road is just the other side of the cattle guard, and the site is between 4 and 5 miles from the...More

1  Thank Becky K
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We learned so much history from just one visit. There is so more that I now want to research about the area. It is a shame that what is left is in a extreme level of deterioration,

Thank John F
Reviewed April 27, 2016

To enjoy the remains of the fort ,you really must be a history buff. In the last 12 year since we first visited it, the adobe ha deteriorated to very little left. Years ago this should have been declared a national monument, but I guess...More

4  Thank doc5111938
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Went here the first time with a local historian which lent a lot to the visit. It can be hard to find because the turn-off is almost immediately left after you turn onto Cooke's Peak road and is unmarked. Worth the drive though. In the...More

2  Thank Maryloualso
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Hands down one of the most historic sites that I have visited with a combination of authenticity, atmosphere and actual ruins. Here was an Indian Wars fort, a historic cemetery, a Butterfield Stage Station and Cooke's Canyon where perhaps 400 people lost their lives and...More

7  Thank SkipJAtlanta
Reviewed August 10, 2015

I conducted archaeological excavation here in the late 1980s, so this place always holds dear to me. The history of this place is real, unlike so many roadside attractions.

3  Thank Victor G
Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fort Cummings was used at two different periods to protect travelers from Indian attacks. The other review has the directions how to get there. There is no signage until you get to the ruins. I was on a dual purpose motorcycle so the roads are...More

5  Thank Kelly W
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!

3  Thank Gloria H
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...More

4  Thank Chris M
Reviewed February 23, 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...More

5  Thank DesertDeb48
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