The Catwalk Recreation Area history began with the discovery of gold and silver in the rugged Mogollon Mountains above Whitewater Canyon New Mexico. In 1893, the small town of Graham (also known as Whitewater) grew around a mill, located on the west hillside near the present day of parking area. The Catwalk is a very accessible area and easily hiked by all ages.
Visit Catwalk Recreation area from Dawn to Dusk. No reservations are needed. Here you’ll find Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking. There is a $3.00 fee per vehicle, and the Recreation Area is open year-round. We think the best Seasons are Spring and Fall for the blooming flowers and green meadows. The closest town is Glenwood New Mexico.
You can have all kinds of fun at Catwalk Recreation Area including: Bicycling, Camping & Cabins, Fishing,
Hiking, Horse Riding & Camping, Hunting, Nature Viewing, OHV Riding & Camping, Picnicking, Rocks & Minerals, Scenic Driving, Water Activities, and more.
The Gila National Forest offers beautiful camping areas that range widely from low to high elevation, lakeside to forested and primitive to developed. The more developed campgrounds offer electrical hookups for RV or trailer camping, while the more primitive offer only a toilet. Most of the campsites tend to be directed toward the more primitive camping experience.
Although the Gila is relatively dry, fishing opportunities can be found in many miles of perennial creeks and rivers as well as in man-made lakes. Some of the more common sport fish found in these waters include rainbow and brown trout, large and small mouth bass as well as channel and flathead catfish. Many native fish are also found in the streams on the Gila, several of these, such as the Gila Trout are considered threatened or endangered. Recovery efforts are underway to help establish fishable populations of the Gila Trout.
The Gila National Forest has hundreds of miles of trails for hikers. From a smooth path through the deep forest to a challenging ascent of the headwaters of the Gila River, opportunities abound for most experience levels. There are thousands of miles of trails and roads in the Gila National Forest. Many of these trails are accessible by mountain bike. Roads that wind through the forest are ideal for cycling.
The climate is warm and dry (always carry extra water) and many miles of the trails are open during the winter. During the summer monsoon season dangerous storms can develop in the afternoon; it is best to ride early in the morning.
Accessing Catwalk Recreation Area: The America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes honored are: the Annual Pass, the Military Pass, the 4th Grade Pass, the Access Pass, the Senior Pass and the Volunteer Pass. Make sure to display your Interagency Pass from your mirror.
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- Horse Trailer Parking
- Picnic Sites
- Horseback Riding
- Local Points of InterestLocal RV Parks:
Silver City KOA Holiday, Manzano's RV Park, Rose Valley RV Ranch, Silver City RV Park & Self Storage, Burro Mountain Homestead RV, Mesa Campground, Cherry Creek Campground, Crescent Quail RV Park, Mountain Spirits RV Park & StorageLocal Restaurants:
Tapas Tree Grill, Revel, Kountry Kitchen, Cactus Jack's GF, Chinese Palace Restaurant, Adobe Springs Cafe, Diane's Restaurant, Vicki's Eatery, Blake's Lotaburger, Mi Casita, Don Juan's Burritos & Mexican Food, Silver Cafe, La Familia Mexican Restaurant, Millie's Bake House, El Gallo Pinto, Drifter Pancake House, Golden Star Restaurant, Fry HouseLocal Shopping:
The Silver City Food Co-op, Food Basket, Sunny's Holiday Foods, W & N Enterprises, Bayard Shopping Center, Aunt Judy's Attic, The Bike Works - The Branch Shop, Dandilion Wish, AAA Trailer Parts and Service, A New Direction Salon, SmartStyle Hair Salobn, Aro Spa & Salon