The Most Criminally Overlooked Town In New Mexico And Why You Need To Visit

The quaint town of Silver City lies in southwestern New Mexico, on the edge of the Gila National Forest. Despite its charms, it’s often overlooked because it isn’t close to any of New Mexico’s bigger cities or off a freeway. You don’t arrive at Silver City by accident but it’s definitely worth coming here by design.

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You won’t be bored in this underappreciated part of the state. Just outside Silver City is the Santa Rita Mine, which is so immense that it swallowed an entire town! The Gila National Forest is made for scenic – if twisting – drives like the Trail of the Mountain Spirits, which leads you to the incredible Gila Cliff Dwellings.

Have you been to Silver City?