There's never a bad time to visit Pinos Altos, Silver City and Grant County. Our four gentle seasons make for fantastic weather whenever you choose to visit, and our vibrant community has events and things to do all year 'round:
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Continental Divide Trail
Map courtesy of the Continental Trail Alliance.
Pinos Altos sits astride the Canada-to-Mexico Continental Divide Trail. The trail passes near town and makes for great hiking, even if Canada isn't your destination.
The CDT extends for 770 miles through New Mexico, a mosaic of azure skies, adobe architecture, ancient civilizations, "Wild West" desperados and red rock cliffs.
The CDT meanders through some of New Mexico's most spectacular natural and historic landscapes: San Pedro Parks and Chama River Wildernesses with dramatic mountains, mesa tops and canyon lands made famous by Georgia O'Keefe, the Rio Puerco wild lands, thousand year old Zuni-Acoma trade routes, the El Malpais National Monument badlands: one of the nation's best examples of recent volcanic landscapes, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness, the Gila Wilderness -- our nation's first -- and ending at the Big Hatchet Mountains Wilderness Study Area, the stomping grounds of Geronimo.
New Mexico is home to the pike, pronghorn antelope, roadrunner, lizard, javelina and turkey vultures, as well as, pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine, cottonwood, aspen, mesquite, leafy aster, prickly pear, and yucca.