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Great trip

My husband and I drove to New Mexico just to hike this trail. It's a beautiful tight canyon with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roseann M
Tucson, Arizona
just wow

amazing catwalk good even for wheelchairs and some resting benches along the way if you need a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
Glenwood Ranger District, Glenwood, NM
+1 575-539-2481
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I want to give others a heads up that you may not be able to do the catwalk if the road is flooded, and unfortunately there is no # to call for road conditions. We drove 1.5 hrs from Silver City, and we had to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I drove to New Mexico just to hike this trail. It's a beautiful tight canyon with a safe, easy catwalk to get you from the beginning to the end. We went twice. My husband fished the second day. I enjoyed taking photos...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Roseann M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

amazing catwalk good even for wheelchairs and some resting benches along the way if you need a break or just sit and enjoy the beauty. can't wait to do it again when there's more water flowing my grandsons hiked beyond where the catwalk stopped... they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank M3354ITsusant
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

First used to move water through a pipeline to generate power for a mill, this area has been preserved for hikers. Not a hard 2 mile round trip but there is some up hill, steps, rocks and of course it’s elevated above the creek. All...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank TARCGAZ
Reviewed November 11, 2018

The walk is quite easy for most anyone. The scenery is very lovely. And for some reason, the construction of the catwalk itself was most interesting to me. I think this is a great idea for a quick half day trip from Silver City or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank kate d
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We heard about the Catwalk Trail from the lady at the Silver City Visitors Center. The 5 mile drive to the trail off Hwy180 was interesting. There is a large parking lot at the canyon entrance, clean restrooms, and picnic tables. The trail and catwalks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Steve F
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Peaceful drive up a canyon to access. Spotted deer along the road. Be prepared to make unbridged crossings over running water, no problem with standard SUV. The hike up the trail is easy & rewarding. Great picnic area!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AZWayne
Reviewed July 31, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank hinhankola
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed July 24, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 612liliar
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from kate d | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was 3 US dollars, however, if you have a National Parks card, it's free.
September 12, 2018|
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Response from hinhankola | Reviewed this property |
From my recent experience, no. Its metal, in the shade and where it breaks and there is no more catwalk, jagged, big rocks and mud. Be prepared for anything, theres NO cell phone service and probably few people enjoying the... More
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