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Reviewed April 23, 2019

I followed the advice and contacted the Bureau of Land Management office in Las Cruces to receive accurate directions that helped us locate the abandoned silver mining town. The caretakers Dan and his wife were incredible! Dan loves his work and enthusiastically provided us with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Marcy26W
Reviewed March 18, 2019

What an absolutely great find! Way out in the middle of now where but the views and this little silver mining ghost town is awesome. Dan, the BLM caretaker is very knowledgeable on its history. Great day.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank billandgeorgeanna
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Short 1 hour drive NW of Las Cruces. I25 N, exit 41(Hatch), 26W, 27N-about 56 miles total. Scenery is real nice encounter as well. Have restrooms, bring your own bottle of water or the like if it’s hot as there is NOTHING between Hatch and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Wade E
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

We followed trip advisor’s directions and ended up in a residential area. We put the address in Maps and the same thing happened. We even pulled over to make sure we had it right.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

This is a fun place to visit if you like history and ghost towns. April - Oct watch where your walking Be aware of Rattlesnakes. This definitely a fun adventure.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Wow what a great time machine to see how the old west lived and worked. The rolling hills and old silver mines help you relive the days gone by.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Authentic dilapidated old silver mine town where you can appreciate the natural wilderness and its beauty. Just the sound of the wind and you. The voices of the past intermingled with vintage school desks and a hummingbird greeting you. I loved the blast of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank cuyutlan13
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Abandoned silver mining town that had 4000 residents at one time. Free attraction run by the BLM. Get map and walk around the town that has about 6 to 8 structures, including the school and church. You feel like you are in the 1880s. Out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Earl M
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Absolutely loved this tiny ghost town. Parked the car at the school. Some history inside the school to read and see. My mother uses a walker so she was able to see it. Outside are restrooms. You follow the trail outside to view the ghost...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank bianca366
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautifully set in a desert-like landscape, this little 'ghost town' consists of about ten, fifteen buildings, among them a restaured church and school, and a graveyard. Scattered around the site you'll find a lot of objects related to its boom days as a mining town....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Zeeburger1970
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Jo M
December 2, 2016|
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Response from jshanson |
No it is about an hour drive NW of Las Cruces
October 13, 2015|
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Response from westrain | Reviewed this property |
Would not recommend if you do not have ID Have heavy temporary from Deming checks to cutoff to Lake Valley. Both Interstate highways have Border Patrol Check points as well as south of back roads from Hatch and Alamogordo... More