Catwalk Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Catwalk NRT has been partially reopened

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 lower 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

Current Conditions: <font color="red"><font color="black"><font color="black"><font color="red"><font color="black">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.</font></font></font></font></font> <font color="red"><font color="black">     </font></font>
Operational Hours: The Catwalk National Recreation Trail  is partially open upto 3/8th of a mile daily from sunrise to sunset. 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
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees There are currently no fees
Closest Towns: Glenwood, NM
Information Center: Glenwood Ranger District
Phone: (575) 539-2481

General Information

Directions:

The area is approximately 5 miles from Glenwood, NM, at the end of NM Hwy 174 (Catwalk Road).


Parking:

The parking area is paved and marked.


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Picnicking

Great picnic site under Arizona Sycamore trees by a stream

Areas for Picnicking at Catwalk Recreation Area

Amenities

Toilets Vault toilets are available around the picnic area and trail start
Picnic tables Picnic areas are available at the site
Parking Paved area