A Guide to the Wonders of SE Arizona and SW New Mexico

-or- Things to Do Within 100 Miles of Duncan

 

List - Wheelchair Accessible

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Catwalk National Recreation Trail (NM)



Set deep in southwestern New Mexico`s rugged Mogollon Mountains, this meander takes you along the Whitewater Creek Canyon and across an historic metal catwalk. Much of the trail is wheelchair-accessible.
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Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park (AZ)



Free exhibits on the origins of life from a variety of cultural perspectives, the composition of light, the sounds of space, how telescope mirrors are constructed (under the University of Arizona football stadium), and the history of astronomy, including a 130-year-old Mertz telescope and 400-year-old astrolabe, both on loan from the Vatican. Special events are listed on the website.
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Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (AZ)



Hot springs, river rafting, birdwatching, and miles of trails make this accessible National Conservation Area popular but rarely crowded. Bonita Creek wildlife viewing area is accessible and has numerous interpretive displays and shade shelters.
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Roper Lake State Park (AZ)



Beautiful man-made lake of 30 surface acres, a boat ramp, natural stone hot tub, a swimming beach, a day use island with picnic tables and grills, and five miles of hiking trails. Boats are limited to small electric motors, so its great for a sail board or canoe.
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Silver City (NM)



Lively old-town district that borders a gorgeous riverside park. Good restaurants, many galleries, a few historic sites, including the birthplace of Billy the Kid.
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Village of Virden (NM)



Take the 26-mile loop from Duncan and back, or turn off and continue on into New Mexico. This is a hidden agricultural paradise along the Gila River. The ruins of the old Mexican settlement of San Antonio are there. There is excellent bird-watching at the Virden Bridge. Neldas Quilt Shop is open most afternoons. Buy fresh produce in season at a roadside stand. No public facilities.