About the Region
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,000 feet, Silver City borders the Continental Divide. The summer climate is cool and comfortable. You'll enjoy crisp clean air and sunshine and our FOUR GENTLE SEASONS!
TIME magazine names Silver City Clean-Air City!
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In New Mexico's southwest corner, Silver City and Grant County isn't the kind of place people just stumble onto. Silver miners sought it out in the late 1800s. Tales from those early days tell of characters like Billy the Kid, Geronimo, Judge Roy Bean, "Dangerous" Dan Tucker, and the Hearst family. You can explore the ancient cultures and see collections of distinctive black on white pottery that was developed one thousand years ago by Mimbres Indians inhabiting the area.
More recently the town's Old-West charm and high-desert location has made it a magnet for outdoorsy and creative types. All living the quality of life side by side with today's modern ranching and mining industries. Enjoy fantastic, authentic Mexican food, play 18 holes of golf, explore museums, historic forts and galleries or shop the day away for unique Southwestern art and souvenirs.
Outside town, there are many birding, biking, hunting and hiking opportunities in 3.3 million-acre national forest and wilderness areas of the Gila National Forest.
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