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Address: Glenwood Ranger District, Glenwood, NM
Phone Number:
+1 575-539-2481

From US 180, turn right on Catwalk Road, also known as NM Rte. 174. The...

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.

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Nice walk through a slot canyon...

We enjoyed the drive from Silver City to the Catwalk. On the way we stopped at the Aldo Leopold Vista pull out.The viewpoint is lovely and the kiosk gives information on Mr... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherry P
West Linn, Oregon
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Duncan, Arizona
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great engineering, stunning views, golden eagles circling above the tall cliffs! Thank you, U.S. Forest Service, for bringing the Catwalk back.

Thank Deborah M
Austin, Texas
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116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hiked beyond the catwalk and in the water and along the banks as far as we could go. Super beautiful and peaceful place!

Thank Marlayna67
Glenwood, New Mexico
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to visit but you had better be in top physical condition to walk very far on the trails. Some areas are wheelchair accessible. Picnic tables & restrooms near the entrance. Not much in the way of restaurants or motels anyway near. I live in Glenwood.

Thank 642Cathy
West Linn, Oregon
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277 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the drive from Silver City to the Catwalk. On the way we stopped at the Aldo Leopold Vista pull out.The viewpoint is lovely and the kiosk gives information on Mr Leopold's contributions in protecting public lands. His words are profound! It's unfortunate that the Catwalk Trail is only partially repaired. Although it's a short walk, it is a... More 

Thank Sherry P
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849 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool place! Walkways that allow you to look down over the river, as well as a lovely trail on either side - one side is moderate other side easy - that's well worth taking. Picnic area is nice too. Road often gets washed out and there was about 6 inches of water just as you reach the trail head... More 

1 Thank Deanne A
Southern California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the catwalk trail on our way from Deming NM to the Grand Canyon and were really glad we did! It is an amazing engineering feat with (very sturdy!) metal catwalks up through a canyon with plenty of running water to enjoy. It is historical, as it was originally used for diverting water to help process ore from... More 

3 Thank hkkc
Placitas, New Mexico
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251 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This 1.1 mile trail thru the White Water Canyon is recovering from a large wildfire and then the resulting flood that destroyed the historic elevated trail that hung from the cliff side where an old mill in the late 1890's first added a structure to the area where the Indian Chief Geronimo used to avoid capture from the US Army.... More 

5 Thank 44dave56
Peoria, Illinois
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438 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

On a sunny, March afternoon our two couples were alone in the parking lot and on the Catwalk. The Catwalk is just that, a suspended walkway meandering along a portion of the Gila River. Spectacular views and a sense of floating above the water all while being mesmerized by the sound of rushing water. The Catwalk represents an ingenious recreation... More 

4 Thank Jeffrey S
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wish I had called ranger station! The road was flooded and after a 4 hour drive I had to turn back! : (

1 Thank Syvoone1973
Mobile, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The part of the trail that was open was nice. I wish that the rest of the trail had been fixed so that I could have seen where my husband used to hike as a child.

2 Thank Lauren J

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