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“NOT TOTALLY OPEN YET, BUT NICE AREA”
Review of Catwalk Trail

Catwalk Trail
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Glenwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 9, 2014

after the big forest fire of 2012, the drainage for the whitewater creek[catwalk area] was severally damaged. there have been major floods at least two years. at present you can't go on the catwalk, but can still pick nick and walk some of the trails. a lot of the big trees are still there and the creek is crystal clear. some people have downgraded the area due to acts of nature, which seems ridiculous to me. there are other things to see in this area and also silver city, and the gila national forest. we enjoyed our stay at the double T homestead.

4  Thank llittle
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Recent floods sent a 20 foot high wall of water down the creek, destroying the Catwalk,
Not sure if it will get rebuilt.

Source: KOAT TV Channel 7 Albuquerque

6  Thank PaulPH
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

this was my first visit and even thought it isn't fully re-opened from the flood damages , caused by the big forest fires, it is a beautiful area. call the local ranger station before you plan your trip, as it is also closed down, during possible flash flood times. the rangers are doing what they can to get thinks fixed, but you know how the government works, or doesn't work. they are very nice, and very well informed, and you will enjoy talking to them. no fee at present, but normally there is a small, per car fee.

anyway, go if you can, if you like narrow canyons with sparkling streams, you'll like catwalk. at present you can walk on portions of the catwalk, suspended over the creek, there's lots of big trees, providing shade.

silver city also offers other nice sites, gila clif dwellings are great and you can go inside them. if you would like to see a nice quiet older fort, go to fort bayard, many of the currant buildings, including the big hospital were built in the 1920s. you can wander around on your own, or contact them for a possible tour of the museum. the national cemetery is also located right there.

3  Thank llittle
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

trail was partially closed due to fires in 2012 but we enjoyed exploring the area. A better hike given the closure was the San Francisco Hot Spring.

4  Thank elise b
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Sadly, the fire from a few years ago has closed the Catwalk. I'm not sure when it will reopen. It was a nice place to picnic, but we weren't allowed to go further than 1/2 a mile or so into the canyon.

5  Thank rstopani
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