Things to do around Silver City

When you come to the Symposium you might want to plan some extra time in order to explore Silver City and the surrounding area. Here are a few suggestions.

Silver City has several Local Trail Systems that are great for getting out and stretching the legs. These trails range from easy to moderately difficult. The following link has maps of some the better trail systems.

The Gila Cliff Dwellings are about 2 hours north of Silver City at the end of Hwy 15. A moderate hike leads to the Cliff Dwellings where interpretive guides are available to explain the various cave dwellings and history of the Mimbres People.

There are numerous Hiking and Backpacking opportunities in the Gila Wilderness. Check out the USFS web site for a list of trails with descriptions of each.

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