Silver City, NM
Silver City is the gateway to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, the Continental Divide Trail, the 3.3 million-acre Gila National Forest, and home of Western New Mexico University.
Silver City was founded in 1870 in the foothills of the Pinos Altos Range after silver ore deposits were found in the area. The town was a true part of the “Wild West” during its early years due to skirmishes with Apache indians, and outlaws such as “Billy the Kid” gracing the town’s jails. In 1895, a wall of water swept down Main Street gouging a 55 foot deep ditch and damaging much of the town’s business district. However, the town was built to last, with it’s new university overlooking the growing community.
Silver City has evolved into a thriving regional center with a diverse economy that encompasses everything from copper mining to art galleries. Our location and elevation provide a 4 gentle seasons which make Silver City an outdoor paradise. Together these factors make Silver City a great place to live, play, and retire. You don’t have to take our word for it, though:
Nearby Points of Interest
- Gila National Forest
- Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
- Catwalk National Recreation Trail
- Continnental Divide Trail
- Fort Bayard National Historic Site
- City of Rocks State Park
- Silver City Historic Downtown and Museum
- WNMU Museum
- Santa Rita Open Pit Copper Mine Overlook
- Gomez Peak Trail System
- Bostson Hill Trail System
Air Travel & Transportation
Hotel locations can be found on Google Maps
- Holiday Inn Express
- Econo Lodge
- Murray Hotel
- Comfort Inn
- Palace Hotel
- Bear Mountain Lodge
- Bear Creek Cabins
- Motel 6
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Tickets transferred within 7 days of an event are subject to a transfer fee of up to $75.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.