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Catron County is a rural county in Southwest New Mexico.


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  • Alma. is a ghost town with a well-tended cemetery. It was the site of the Alma massacre in 1880, and on that event's centenary a monument to it was erected in the Gila Wilderness.
  • Mogollon. is a mining ghost town that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Elfego Baca Memorial. In Reserve commemorates the Frisco Shootout that occurred on December 1, 1884. Supposedly Baca single-handedly held off eighty attacking cowboys.
  • Lightning Field. Is an artistic installation of 400 stainless-steel poles near Quemado, created by Walter de Maria.
  • Whitewater Baldy. In the Gila Wilderness is the highest point in Southwestern New Mexico, at 10,895 feet.


  • Catwalk National Recreational Trail (in Whitewater Canyon Forest National Recreational Area). is a one-mile trail following the path of an old water pipe used in mining.




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