Local Area Activities
Silver City is a favorite place for those who love to get outdoors. We have much to do so pick out what looks most interesting to you and be sure to allow enough time to see all the sites.
This is the place to go gallery hopping. Silver City is listed in the Best 100 Small Art Towns in America. The shops and artist-owned galleries feature quality art at affordable prices. In October on the Columbus Day weekend the annual Weekend at the Galleries takes place in downtown Silver City. This wonderful weekend event features special gallery showings, food, and entertainment at the galleries in Silver City's Historic and Cultural District. Come for the fun and the art!
Our beautiful river valleys and winding forest roads are great for bicycling . Good pavement and light traffic make our location a cyclists dream. If you're a mountain biker you'll like the many forest roads and trails for a great day of riding. We've created our own bicycling brochure with our best picks for road and mountain bike rides.
Golfers will enjoy Silver City's fine 18-hole course. Green fees are very reasonable and the course is well maintained, fun, and challenging. You can play year-around.
We invite you to discover the Gila National Forest and the many opportunities for hiking in quiet solitude. Scenic trails, natural beauty, mountain vistas, canyons, streams and clean, clear air make our location ideal as an outdoor recreation destination. The Fort Bayard Wildlife Refuge across the road from our KOA offers great hiking, mountain biking, birding and wildlife viewing. You can take your pets, too. Silver City KOA has its own free hiking brochure and we can advise you on the best trails to explore.
Fishing and Hunting
If you're coming to Silver City to fish or hunt consider staying at the Silver City KOA. We're centrally located to several area lakes and streams. Hunters will find our campground and excellent facilities a great place to stay and within a short distance of several hunting areas.
Beautiful mountain scenery, good pavement and light traffic make motorcycle touring here the best in the southwest. We have three main motorcycle tours that we described in our motorcycle brochure, available to our camper. Your hosts, Jon and Kris can tell you about the best riding in our area.
A visit to Wolfsong is a rare chance to interact with these beautiful creatures. You can actually sit with some of them and feed them by hand. Many of them were rescued from the exotic animal trade and are shy and non-aggressive to humans and gentle with children. Native Americans myths say wolves taught the first people how to be people. Their lesson was this: Mate for life. Care for your children; teach them useful skills and respect. Always be loyal to family. Visiting the Sanctuary is by appointment only and we can make your reservations for you when you arrive at the KOA.
4-Wheeling and Jeeping
From high-desert sandy washes to mountain tracks in the tall pines, the Gila National Forest has lots of roads to explore by 4-wheeler, dirt bike or jeep. The Silver City KOA makes a great base camp for your back-country adventures. Your hosts Jon and Kris can provide you with their own Back Roads brochure and tell you about the best places to go.
Across from the KOA the Dragonfly Trail in the Fort Bayard Wildlife Refuge offers excellent hiking and mountain biking. There is a a 3-mile loop trail, a perfect family hike, that will take you to the Mimbres petroglyphs (A.D. 1000-1130) for which the Dragonfly Trail was named. This beautiful area of gentle hills and perennial streams offers solitude, mountain vistas, birding and opportunities to see deer and elk.
Saddle Rock Canyon
Saddle Rock Canyon west of the KOA in the Gila National Forest is a scenic, high-desert country of sandy washes, interesting rock formation. The sandy wash are great fun for 4-wheeling, narrow canyon slots can be explored, springs attract birds and wildlife, and the rock formations and changing light speak to the artist in us.