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Nice canyon walk on an engineering feat

First used to move water through a pipeline to generate power for a mill, this area has been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Casa Grande, Arizona
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Nice day trip

The walk is quite easy for most anyone. The scenery is very lovely. And for some reason, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kate d
Loreto, Mexico
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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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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
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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
Reviewed July 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank triton76
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Lewdubs
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
May 4, 2018|
Response from MamaBeth68 |
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.