The Road to Wilderness

In the high desert of Southwestern New Mexico, Silver City is not far from Mexico, not far from Arizona, and not far from Texas. El Paso is the closest major airport.

Agave Ridge Retreat is about 10 miles north of Silver City in Grant County, NM. It is on Highway 15, on the way to the Gila Wilderness, the first area reserved as wilderness in the United States, and the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The official wilderness is 35 miles beyond the property, but there are isolated spots within the Gila National Forest bordering the property. We are at the end of the power and phone lines.

The attraction of Silver City is that it’s out-of-the-way, but not too far from everything. The location is ideal most of the year but winter may present snow and require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

How do you get there?

Fly to El Paso, Texas, and take a van shuttle to Silver City
Fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and take a small plane to the Grant County Airport
Fly to Phoenix, Arizona, and take a small plane to the Grant County Airport
Fly to El Paso, Texas, and drive about 2 hours 45 minutes
Fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and drive about 4 hours
Fly to fly to Phoenix, Arizona, and drive 5 hours
Fly to Tucson, Arizona, and drive about 3 hours

Map of Silver City Area

Fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico, or Phoenix, AZ and take a small plane to the local Grant County Airport.

City Distance Reason To Go
Phoenix, Arizona 225 Hub Airport with Grant County flights
Albuquerque 185 Airport with Grant County flights
Tucson 159 Airport
El Paso, Texas 126 Airport with Silver City shuttle
Las Cruces 93 Nearest city shopping
Palomas, Mexico 78 Shopping in Mexico
Deming, New Mexico 46 Amtrak, Greyhound, and I-10
Lordsburg, New Mexico 38 Amtrak, Greyhound, and I-10
Grant County Airport 20 Albuquerque Flights

 

The Grant County Airport is served by Boutique Air with flights to and from Albuquerque and Phoenix. You can book flights on their web site or call 415-449-0505.

Silver Stage Lines has shuttles between Silver City and the El Paso Airport. Make reservations at 800-522-0162.

Taylor Car Rental will deliver a car to the airport and pick it up afterward for $35 plus the rental fees. Call 575-388-1800 to reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will deliver a car to the airport and pick it up afterward for $35 plus the rental fees. Call 575-534-0000 to reserve in advance.


“It was the perfect getaway!”  Amy S.