HikingNew MexicoParks Tag: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

A Complete Guide To Visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park

In 1898, a teenager named Jim White discovered a cavern while out exploring. This cavern would later become known as Carlsbad Caverns National Park.   Jim is the one who named many of the rooms and rock formations in the caverns. The Big Room, Kings Palace, Queens Chamber, Totem Pole, Witch’s Finger, Giant Dome, Bottomless […]

HikingMonumentsNew Mexico Tag: Gila National Forest

Visiting The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument was established by President Theodore Roosevelt on November 16, 1907. This 533 acre area in New Mexico protects the Mogollon cliff dwellings found here in the Gila Wilderness. It was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Today it is run by the National […]

Camp LifeHikingNew Mexico Tag: Gila National Forest

Walking The Bridges At The Catwalk National Recreation Trail

The Catwalk Recreation Area is located in the Glenwood Ranger District of the Gila National Forest in Glenwood, New Mexico. It is famous for it’s steel catwalk bridge system that winds you through Whitewater Canyon.   The area is also known as the Whitewater Recreation Area. On multiple websites and brochures I have it seems […]