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Mineral Creek Trail

  One of my favorite hikes in the world. Unfortunately, a major flood occurred in Mineral Creek Canyon in 2008, leaving many deadfalls and logjams to make hiking a little more difficult. On a positive note, the canyon is still as beautiful as ever,with steep, nearly vertical walls, clear water and many different types of birds present.
Says Jack Chiles

New Mexico is a great place for hikers. There are many hiking trails in the San Francisco Mountains where
    you can absorb the beauty of these mountains. Alright, enough of spending all this time inside a building, time to get out, and Mineral Creek Trail in Catron County, New Mexico is a great place to go. Mineral Creek Trail is not very
near Silver City at all but it is a good trail.
Why not stop at close by North Fork Mineral Creek while you're here at Mineral Creek Trail. There's so much to do here at Mineral Creek Trail that you need to camp here for a while, Ben Lilly Campground is a delightful location for that. It's a wonderful idea to check out South Fork Mineral Creek, it's next to Mineral Creek Trail, and if you came to camp Willow Creek Campground is a glorious place to do that.
A trip to Mineral Creek Trail wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Gila National Forest. Whitewater paddling is magnificent on San Francisco River. Around Mineral Creek Trail you don’t get a lot of rainfall. Most of the rain falls through August; April is the month with the least moisture.



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These outdoors activities are available near Mineral Creek Trail.
 Trails Near Mineral Creek Trail:
Silver Drip Trail, Catron County , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mineral Creek Trail:
Bursum, Glenwood , 2 miles away
Ben Lilly Campground, Catron County , 4 miles away
Willow Creek Campground, Catron County , 5 miles away
Gilita, Glenwood , 5 miles away
South Fork Negrito, Luna , 9 miles away
 Whitewater Near Mineral Creek Trail:
San Francisco River, Greenlee County , 18 miles away, Class -blank- - 40 miles long (Alma to Clifton)
San Francisco River, Catron County , 18 miles away, Class II - 40 miles long (Lower San Francisco Hot Springs to Clifton Arizona)
San Francisco River, Catron County , 21 miles away, Class II-III - 40 miles long (San Francisco to Pleasanton)
 Public Lands Near Mineral Creek Trail:
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Silver City - NM , 43 miles away
Gila National Forest, New Mexico , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Mineral Creek Trail:
Comfort Inn Near Gila National Forest, Silver City , 43 miles away
Econo Lodge Silver City, Silver City , 44 miles away
Murray Hotel, Silver City , 44 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SILVER CITY, Silver City , 44 miles away
Rodeway Inn Silver City, Silver City , 44 miles away
 Lakes Near Mineral Creek Trail
Snow Lake, Catron County , 10 miles away

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