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Catwalk Trail

Glenwood Ranger District, Glenwood, NM
+1 575-539-2481
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The power of flash floods

I was here maybe 5 years ago and there was no interruption of the metal catwalk all the way to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hinhankola
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Albuquerque
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Fun family hike

A bit of a drive getting there from Silver City. Once there, quite a bit of the trail and catwalk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe G
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From US 180, turn right on Catwalk Road, also known as NM Rte. 174. The trailhead is at the end of the narrow, winding, and dip-filled road, about 5 miles away.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“picnic area” (13 reviews)
“silver city” (16 reviews)
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Glenwood Ranger District, Glenwood, NM
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+1 575-539-2481
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"picnic area"
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"silver city"
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"forest service"
in 5 reviews
"nice picnic"
in 4 reviews
"amazing engineering feat"
in 2 reviews
"huge boulders"
in 2 reviews
"rushing water"
in 2 reviews
"short hike"
in 6 reviews
"easy hike"
in 5 reviews
"bring a picnic lunch"
in 2 reviews
"pit toilets"
in 2 reviews
"half mile"
in 4 reviews
"cool place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 3 reviews
"flash flood"
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"per vehicle"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here maybe 5 years ago and there was no interruption of the metal catwalk all the way to the waterfall and boulder shaded pool you could swim in. Now it looks like it got torn up by repeated and violent flooding and I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of a drive getting there from Silver City. Once there, quite a bit of the trail and catwalk is fairly easy to walk. Once the catwalk ends, you can continue the hike, but it becomes a bit more strenuous.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the perfect family adventure. The Catwalk Recreation Park is perfect to spend a day full of fun. The picnic area is surrounded by tress and a stream runs alongside it. The stream is perfect to wet your feet and cool off from the...More

1  Thank 612liliar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a bit of a drive to get there, but worth it. Beautiful little canyon and the trail and catwalks are constructed nicely and are well maintained. Make sure you bring some lunch because the entry area has a great picnic area under big shady...More

1  Thank triton76
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

A bit of a drive from Albuquerque but worth it. Lots of picnic areas and a an easy trail to hike. Interesting history to the area. They have an easy and moderate trail.

3  Thank Lewdubs
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This site is old but had been used by man for almost 100 years! You can see the old pipes and bridge mountings and some of the concrete trails look like they are from the fiftys! The first part of the trail is easy to...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Rebuilt trail that in parts hangs from the side of the cliffs over the river below. Originally built to carry mining ore down the mountain. Now it is a very pleasant walk, a chance to enjoy nature, to admire feats of engineering, and to walk...More

1  Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

First off, all of the trail we went on is wheelchair accessible!! There’s a $3 day use fee, which includes access to the Catwalk, a large picnic area with garbage receptacles and restrooms. The catwalk itself is kind of an amazing engineering feat. It’s a...More

2  Thank Joan C
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Wonderful hike. 3.00 to park the car. Great picnic area with picnic tables and grills. Dogs are welcome.

3  Thank CoffeeloverNm
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This well maintained, though relatively short, section of trail is pretty unique in that much of it is really on a cat walk built into the side of the canyon with Whitewater creek running underneath. A non-maintained trail actually continues on up into the Gila...More

5  Thank NationalParkHiker
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Luanne S
June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 basic trails one of which is designed to be handicapped accessible. It is shorter than the main trail. It is paved and has some inclines that are sort of steep. So the total weight of the person and the chair is... More
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alljanne719
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Beth I |
I don’t think so. Do you mean Chihuahua or Yorkshire ? I am going to add pictures of the Catwalk and bridge. Booties might be helpful to protect paws from heat, glass, goat heads, and cacti quills at other hikes.
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Cliff B
April 29, 2018|
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Response from evlJackson | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the trail is open every day. It is not safe after dark, be sure to visit at least two hours prior to sunset. There is also a website, search Catwalk Glenwood. The website is through the State of New Mexico.
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