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Address: County Road A019, Deming, NM

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Great look at history

We really enjoyed this piece of history. Once you turn onto county road A020 you go one mile to the turn off road. The road is just the other side of the cattle guard, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Becky K
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this piece of history. Once you turn onto county road A020 you go one mile to the turn off road. The road is just the other side of the cattle guard, and the site is between 4 and 5 miles from the turn off. Signage once you are at the site is really good with a lot... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We learned so much history from just one visit. There is so more that I now want to research about the area. It is a shame that what is left is in a extreme level of deterioration,

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Deming, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

To enjoy the remains of the fort ,you really must be a history buff. In the last 12 year since we first visited it, the adobe ha deteriorated to very little left. Years ago this should have been declared a national monument, but I guess no one had the vision. This and Cooks Spring played a lot in the early... More 

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4 Thank doc5111938
San Diego, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Went here the first time with a local historian which lent a lot to the visit. It can be hard to find because the turn-off is almost immediately left after you turn onto Cooke's Peak road and is unmarked. Worth the drive though. In the summer watch for snakes. Don't miss the well, cemetery or the massacre canyon.

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2 Thank Maryloualso
Atlanta
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123 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Hands down one of the most historic sites that I have visited with a combination of authenticity, atmosphere and actual ruins. Here was an Indian Wars fort, a historic cemetery, a Butterfield Stage Station and Cooke's Canyon where perhaps 400 people lost their lives and many are still buried in hurried graves from Apache attacks. There are also significant petroglyphs... More 

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7 Thank SkipJAtlanta
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I conducted archaeological excavation here in the late 1980s, so this place always holds dear to me. The history of this place is real, unlike so many roadside attractions.

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2 Thank Victor G
Cumming
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Fort Cummings was used at two different periods to protect travelers from Indian attacks. The other review has the directions how to get there. There is no signage until you get to the ruins. I was on a dual purpose motorcycle so the roads are fun to me. They could likely be traveled by pretty much any car but it... More 

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5 Thank Kelly W
Black Hawk, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

A very historic area. Quite a bit of the ruins are still visible and the spring house is in excellent condition yet! Very interesting place to see!

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3 Thank Gloria H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

I guess the roads have changed a little since the last review. From the village of Nutt, where NM27 and NM26 split off, travel approximately 14 miles SW on NM26. Turn NW on Luna County road 19, which is labeled Cooks Canyon Road. There are a house trailer, a corral, and some outbuildings at the intersection. If you miss it,... More 

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3 Thank Chris M
Deming, New Mexico
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84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

I suggest you have a pick-up or jeep if you plan to visit Ft. Cummings, 15 miles northeast of Deming, NM. This fort was manned by Buffalo Soldiers, and is located on the Butterfield Trail. It is near Massacre Canyon, the most dangerous section of the Butterfield Trail. Some adobe walls still exist, as does the graveyard and springhouse. Always,... More 

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