Area Status: Not Cleared
The Catwalk Recreation Trail is closed due to high water and debris
The closure of the universally accessible trail and Whitewater Creek from the CCC steps to the junction of Gold Dust Trail #41 will remain in effect following reopening of the upper portion of Catwalk National Recreation Trail.
Joint efforts by U.S. Forest Service and N.M. Department of Transportation personnel have improved road conditions along N.M. Highway 174, removed debris from picnic areas, and cleared approximately ½ mile of the historic trail.
Work to restore the Catwalk area includes:
Completed channel work to return Whitewater Creek flows to the upper low water crossing.
Cleared sediment, logs, and other debris away from picnic tables.
Cleared landslides and stabilized handrails along the historic trail from the picnic area to the steps constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Removed metal debris from the picnic area and channel.
The Forest Service intends to continue working with community members and interested agencies throughout the upcoming months to develop a long-term plan for the Catwalk.
Please contact the Glenwood Ranger District office for further information, 575.539.2481.
At a Glance
||Joint efforts by U.S. Forest Service and N.M. Department of Transportation personnel have improved road conditions along N.M. Highway 174, removed debris from picnic areas, and cleared approximately ½ mile of the historic trail.
Current update: The Catwalk National Recreation Trail is Closed due to high water and debris The Catwalk National Recreation Trail is 3/8th of a mile long. The Catwalk structure as well as the area beyond, including the river and canyon, is closed upto the junction with Gold Dust Trail
The Whitewater Picnic Area is open to daily use except during closures
There are currently no fees
||Glenwood Ranger District
Phone: (575) 539-2481
The area is approximately 5 miles from Glenwood, NM, at the end of NM Hwy 174 (Catwalk Road).
The parking area is paved and marked.