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Catwalk Trail

Glenwood Ranger District, Glenwood, NM
+1 575-539-2481
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Reminiscent of old mining times, Beautiful views, An engineering feat

Rebuilt trail that in parts hangs from the side of the cliffs over the river below. Originally... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynn C
Easy Walk, Great Scenery

First off, all of the trail we went on is wheelchair accessible!! There’s a $3 day use fee, which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joan C
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  • Excellent66%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“picnic area”(11 reviews)
“silver city”(15 reviews)
About
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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Glenwood Ranger District, Glenwood, NM
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+1 575-539-2481
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"picnic area"
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"silver city"
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"forest service"
in 5 reviews
"rushing water"
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"canyon walls"
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"short hike"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful canyon"
in 3 reviews
"easy hike"
in 5 reviews
"fun hike"
in 3 reviews
"bring a picnic lunch"
in 2 reviews
"half mile"
in 4 reviews
"pit toilets"
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"cool place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"water shoes"
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"flash flood"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rebuilt trail that in parts hangs from the side of the cliffs over the river below. Originally built to carry mining ore down the mountain. Now it is a very pleasant walk, a chance to enjoy nature, to admire feats of engineering, and to walk...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, all of the trail we went on is wheelchair accessible!! There’s a $3 day use fee, which includes access to the Catwalk, a large picnic area with garbage receptacles and restrooms. The catwalk itself is kind of an amazing engineering feat. It’s a...More

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hike. 3.00 to park the car. Great picnic area with picnic tables and grills. Dogs are welcome.

2  Thank CoffeeloverNm
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This well maintained, though relatively short, section of trail is pretty unique in that much of it is really on a cat walk built into the side of the canyon with Whitewater creek running underneath. A non-maintained trail actually continues on up into the Gila...More

5  Thank NationalParkHiker
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

They really have fixed up the Catwalk Trail. Would be nicer if they continued it up farther; you have to cross the creek and get wet if you want to go up farther. You can hike back down on the other side, the older part...More

1  Thank Steve S
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

When I told my friends that I would be visiting the Silver City area, they ALL told me me that i had to check out the Catwalk. I had never even heard of it and I was apprehensive about taking an extra hour and 15...More

2  Thank Amy B
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Very interesting place. At the end of the refurbished trail, you can continue on if you are a good hiker. The continued trail is partially washed out and requires some steep hiking and rock scrambling. I would suggest you bring water shoes of some time,...More

2  Thank evlJackson
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

I am not sure if I had visited here before, or I have been to a very similar place. Due to a big storm the metal catwalk does not go as far a it used to. On a less windy day, it would be a...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a rather sheltered area and a number of picnic tables are available right near the entrance. It's a fairly easy hike up the path before the catwalk begins. Nice water flowing sounds. I suspect it could be nice and cool during warmer weather....More

Thank TrudiC44
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

If you cross the bridge and take the paved trail up it a very easy hike. If you continue straight and use the old CCC trail it's still an easy hike but does have some loose rock. Either way, or as I did, going up...More

Thank dqdick
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alljanne719
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Beth I |
I don’t think so. Do you mean Chihuahua or Yorkshire ? I am going to add pictures of the Catwalk and bridge. Booties might be helpful to protect paws from heat, glass, goat heads, and cacti quills at other hikes.
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Cliff B
April 29, 2018|
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Response from evlJackson | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the trail is open every day. It is not safe after dark, be sure to visit at least two hours prior to sunset. There is also a website, search Catwalk Glenwood. The website is through the State of New Mexico.
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Liz S
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Jonellz72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but I advise you to place your pet on a leash!
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