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ACTIVITY:Visit the Pioneer Store Museum
LOCATION:
On Wall Street, at the west end of Chloride, Sierra County,NM
FEE: Donations are expected
OPEN DATES:
Open most days from 9AM to 4PM. Call 505 743-2736 for appointment
COMENTS: The Pioneer Store was built in 1880, and was operated until 1923. When it closed, the owners boarded up the doors and windows with all of the furnishings and some merchandise still inside. The building was purchased by the present owners in 1989, and has been completely restored (cleaned of 70 years of bats and rats), and has been opened as the PIONEER STORE MUSEUM. In addition to the furnishings and merchandise, the Townsite records from 1881 to 1923 were left in the building. These records are now being cleaned and will be added to the displays.
ACTIVITY:Go To Billy the kids jailhouse
LOCATION:
las cruses Nm
FEE: No Fee
OPEN DATES:
Any excepte Sunday
COMENTS: Cool things to see . his little jail.

ACTIVITY: Hike the trail through the Apache Mining District
LOCATION: Western part of Sierra County, NM (Trail starts in Chloride)

FEE: No Fee
OPEN DATES:
Open all year.
COMENTS: The trail follows Forest Road #226 from Chloride into the Gila National Forest. The trail passes through Chloride Canyon, where one can see the remains of several 1880s silver mines. The terrain ranges from foot hills to the Continental Divide at the top of the Black Range. The hiker passes through box canyons with cliff walls hundreds of feet high. Distance to the Continental Divide is approximately 13 miles. The Hiker can continue another 15 miles to the junction of FR #226 and State Highway 159. There are also a number of shorter hikes all with in the Gila National Forest.

ACTIVITY: Walking Tour through old silver mining Boomtown, Chloride, New Mexico
LOCATION: Western part of Sierra County, New Mexico. (at the east edge of the Gila National Forest)

FEE: No Fees
OPEN DATES:
Open all year.
COMENTS: Chloride started as a silver mining town in 1880. It boomed until 1896, and was as rough and tough as any Boomtown in the west. It is now considered a 'ghost town' although a dozen folks live there full time. There are approximately 30 buildings left of the original 300 or so. Some of them are being restored, while others are left to decay and fall down. The PIONEER STORE MUSEUM has a brochure that serves as a self guided tour guide, that identifies the remaining buildings. The proprietors can also give directions to the Cemetery, and tell other interesting fact about the history of the town. Hiking the Gila National Forest is popular, as are biking or jeeping the forest roads. A small RV Park with full hookups is available near the Museum.

ACTIVITY: Take the "Self-guided Walking Tour" of Lake Valley
LOCATION: Twenty miles south of Hillsboro on SR 27

FEE: Donations appreciated
OPEN DATES:
Monday through Sunday (times vary from 9-5 or 9-3)
COMENTS: Restored townsite now managed by the BLM. Beautiful old school house, which is open! Say "Hi" to the on-site managers and ask them many questions.

ACTIVITY: Reenactment of the Last Escape of Billy the Kid/Pageant Days
LOCATION: Lincoln

FEE: : Varies
OPEN DATES:
First full weekend in August
COMENTS: Go back to the days of the old west and watch history in the making through a reenactment of the Last Escape of Billy the Kid. Also, various street vendors and a parade.

ACTIVITY: Bar- Diamond-S Rodeo
LOCATION: Yrisarri, New Mexico

FEE: : $6.00 adults $3.00 children
OPEN DATES:
June 2-3, July 14-15, August 11-12, October 6-7 1:00pm - 5:00pm
COMENTS: Started in 1996 by a local family who wanted to put Yrisarri, New Mexico back on the map this very big all event rodeo is one of the greatest things thats happened here. Now people from all over the United States attend these family oriented rodeos each year. We are very proud of this little town that before had nothing, but now people recognize the name and visit the one and only store and rodeo. Be careful not to blink you might miss it. But come and injoy all the fun and excitment.


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