Category Archives: Tourism

Gila Cliff Dwellings and City of Rocks Featured in the Guardian

Gila Cliff Dwellings In a recent article in the Guardian’s Travel section, two of our iconic local destinations, the Gila Cliff Dwellings and the City of Rocks, are featured:

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

“The Gila wilderness, in south-west New Mexico, is one of the wildest corners of the state. Here, Mexican grey wolves still roam and hidden hot springs bubble along the wild and scenic Gila river. This area may be all but uninhabited today, but 800 years ago, the Mogollon tribe made their home here in a series of interconnected cliff dwellings in what is now the Gila Cliff Dwellings national monument.”

City of Rocks State Park

“New Mexico has no shortage of interesting rock formations, and this cluster of boulders, near Silver City in the southwestern corner of the state, lives up to its odd name.”

Read the full article at the Guardian: New Mexico’s top 10 national and state parks

Repairs Underway at Catwalk National Recreation Trail

Following assessments of flood damage to the popular Catwalk National Recreation Trail this fall, U.S. Forest Service personnel have been working with N.M. Department of Transportation personnel to improve road conditions along N.M. Highway 174. These improvements have now allowed Forest Service equipment to access the Catwalk, where additional work is scheduled.For the mean time,… Continue Reading

Governor Martinez Declares January “Learn a Snow Sport” Month

Governor Susana Martinez Encourages New Mexicans to Enjoy Outdoor Winter Adventures Governor Susana Martinez signed a proclamation declaring January “Learn a Snow Sport Month,” encouraging New Mexicans to take advantage of New Mexico’s outstanding opportunities to learn how to ski, snowboard or snowshoe this winter. “New Mexico presents opportunities for winter sports adventures that are… Continue Reading

Feels Like Home NM Statewide Sing-a-Long (Video)

The song talks of the beauty all around New Mexico, so it is only logical that this time around singers from all around the state take turns belting out the lyrics. The original version of “Feels Like Home” is already a music video hit. It drew more than 25,000 views in the first ten days… Continue Reading

Big Blend Radio Live in Silver City

“Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of, as they air this special Vacation Station travel episode from the Arts & Cultural District in Silver City in southwest New Mexico, that is surrounded by 3.3 million acres iof the Gila National Forest & Wilderness Area, Gila Cliff Dwellings National… Continue Reading

Silver City: Unexpected Treasures

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM, invites the visitor to explore the landscape and history of the Old West and as well as arts and culture in the New West. There is some amazing hiking in New Mexico that I suggest everyone experience. I was pretty impressed considering… Continue Reading

New Mexico Tourism Commission Meets December 7 in Silver City

The New Mexico Tourism Commission has scheduled its next quarterly meeting Friday (December 7, 2012), 1-3 p.m., at the Silver City Museum Annex building, 302 West Broadway Street, in Silver City. The purpose of the Tourism Commission meeting is to update commissioners on New Mexico Tourism Department activities, and to gather tourism industry ideas on… Continue Reading

22 Great Reasons for Visiting Grant County New Mexico

Here in southwestern New Mexico, we’ve got a whole lot to offer to both the casual visitor and the serious outdoors enthusiast, from enormous tracts of National Forest to artifacts from ancient cultures to some of the best birding in the country. Here are 22 great reasons to visit Silver City and Grant County New… Continue Reading

New Mexico Dept of Tourism Awards $40,000 to Silver City Arts & Cultural District

The Silver City Arts & Cultural District was awarded $40,000 from the State of New Mexico Department of Tourism for the 2012-2013 Cooperative Marketing Grant program. The Cooperative Marketing Program is an avenue for New Mexico non-profit, tourism-related organizations, local and tribal governments to apply for grant funds from the Department. Awarded funds can be… Continue Reading

Priscilla Visits the Silver City Museum

Big Blend’s Spirit of America Tour travel mascot, Priscilla, aka Queen of the road, has a look at the Silver City Museum in Silver City, NM. Director Tracy Spikes shows her around.: We’ve got a new page, so come join us on Facebook: Silver City NM Tourism Continue Reading