ESCAPE to PINOS ALTOS!
Nestled in the Gila Forest on a sunny southern mountain slope, historic Pinos Altos (Spanish for "Tall Pines") should be your headquarters for fun and adventure in Silver City, Grant County and the huge Gila Wilderness.
easy to find!
- 3 hours from El Paso, TX
- 2 hours from Las Cruces, NM
- 4 hours from Albuquerque, NM
- 3 hours from Tucson, AZ
- 4.5 hours from Phoenix, AZ
a mining ghost town that still thrives!Historic Pinos Altos is six miles north of Silver City, on NM 15, at an elevation of 7,020 feet.
lots to see and do!
Cross Mountain does not appear on most maps, and tourists driving the narrow road that winds through the old mining town of Pinos Altos rarely look up. But even when no one sees it, a tall white cross on this high mountain peak keeps solitary vigil in the same spot Santiago Brito placed the first - a big wooden cross - as a sign of peace between settlers and the nearby Apaches. read more
City of Rocks State Park
Formed of volcanic ash welded together 35 million years ago, then sculpted by wind and water into rows of monolithic blocks, the incredible rock formations of the City of Rocks are an amazing spectacle. read more
Schafer log cabin
Not many log cabins have survived since the 1860\'s when they were built by miners who came to search for gold on the mountain. Apaches liked to set fire to them, kerosene lamps were accidentally turned over, and fireplaces spit out burning pieces of wood. Bear Creek and a few wells provided the only water supply - so once a fire started, there was only a slim chance of saving a log cabin. read more
VISIT SILVER CITY -- BUT STAY IN PINOS ALTOS!Your money goes further and your nights are more relaxing up the hill in Pinos Altos. Enjoy Silver City's busy night life and activities, but find quiet time to relax and unwind in P.A.!
Pinos Altos Cabins are nestled on a tree-shaded hillside at 7000 feet in the Pinos Altos Mountains. We\'re The Best Location: just outside of Silver City, New Mexico!
From the quiet hillsides of Pinos Altos Cabins, you and your family can enjoy the silence of our mountain setting and the convenience of fully equipped, modern cabins. All cabins have satellite TV, full kitchens, covered decks, heating and air conditioning. For information and reservations, call (800) 348-2477 or (575) 534-0406. read more
Come enjoy passive solar elegance on the Continental Divide, in the mountain community of Pinos Altos, New Mexico. read more
Nestled against the Gila National Forest, Las Casas de Oro cottages are the perfect combination of private space, clean mountain air, immediate access to incredible hike/bike trails on the Continental Divide and yet only 7 miles (10 minutes) from Silver City. read more
Come be our guest at the fabulously unique Bear Creek Motel and Cabins in breathtaking Southwest New Mexico! Nestled under the giant ponderosa pines in Historic Pinos Altos, just 7 miles north of Silver City, you will find a welcoming staff and comfortable lodging that will turn your vacation into an extraordinary experience. read more
The Continental Divide RV Park is situated in the middle of an apple orchard and is 6 1/2 miles north of Silver City on Highway 15. Elevation in the park is just over 7,000 feet. read more
discover southwest new mexico:
P.A. puts you in the heart of it!
Southwest New Mexico offers a remarkable landscape, and a trip to Pinos Altos places you in the heart of it: Tall mountains, a free-running river, high desert, ancient cliff dwellings and more await you when you stay in P.A.!
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