Catwalk Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Catwalk's history began with the discovery of gold and silver in the rugged Mogollon Mountains above Whitewater Canyon. In 1893, the small town of Graham (also known as Whitewater) grew around a mill, located on the west hillside near the present day of parking area. The mill only lasted about 10 years. In the mid-1930's the Civilian Conservation Corps rebuilt the Catwalk. The Catwalk bridge system washed away post the Whitewater-Baldy Fire. It was rebuilt and is now open for approximately .5 miles from the parking lot. This is a very accessible area and easily hiked by all ages.

Entrance to Catwalk Recreation Area photo of bridge crossing to Catwalk photo of picnic table photo of Catwalk walkway photo of Catwalk walkway

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees  There is a $3.00 fee per vehicle. The America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes honored are: the Annual Pass, the Military Pass, the 4th Grade Pass, the Access Pass, the Senior Pass and the Volunteer Pass. Make sure to display your Interagency Pass from your mirror.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Glenwood, NM
Information Center: Glenwood Ranger District
Phone: (575) 539-2481

General Information


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.



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Picnic tables
Parking Paved area
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