Anyway, we turned onto Lake Valley School Road. We ended up reaching a gate that blocked entrance into Lake Valley. It was about 9:00am and we saw this sign on the gate . . .
Just when we had decided to turn around and leave, a man in a golf cart showed up and opened the gate.
|Lake Valley Home|
Here are some more links about Lake Valley . . .
Lake Valley Historic Townsite and Backcountry Byway
Lake Valley New Mexico
Lake Valley - Silver Mining Heydays
Tales of Lake Valley
While we were taking our tour Thomas noticed a structure (which looked like an informational sign) out along the highway.
|View from Lake Valley|
We got on to I 25 and drove to Truth or Consequences so that we could stop at the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway Visitor Center.
|Pioneer Store Museum, Chloride, NM|
|Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, Chloride, NM|
|The Hanging Tree, Chloride, NM|
Chloride New Mexico
Chloride, New Mexico: Ghost Town Pioneer Store Museum
Chloride - Center of the Apache Mining District
Chloride, New Mexico
A Resurrection: Chloride, New Mexico
Chloride is off the beaten path but the drive and the town are worth the visit. Make sure to visit the Pioneer Store Museum (you will learn so much about the town). There is no charge to visit the museum but please consider making a donation. They have worked extremely hard to conserve the history and charm of the town.
|View Leaving Chloride|
We left Chloride and retraced our drive to I 25 so that we could make our way home. The drive back home was uneventful. We didn't make any stops, I think we were just ready to be home after a busy weekend. We had so much fun, learned a lot about the area around Silver City, got to drive on some amazing scenic byways, visit a couple of ghost towns and see places we hadn't visited before. I am hoping we can do this on a regular basis to see other parts of New Mexico.