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Getting There -- From Albuquerque, take I-25 south, 15 miles past Truth or Consequences; then west on NM 152 and US 180 (5 hr.). From Las Cruces, take I-10 west to Deming, and then north on US 180 (2 hr.).

Great Lakes Airlines (tel. 575/388-4115) flies daily to Grant County Airport (tel. 575/388-4554), 15 miles south of Silver City near Hurley. Silver Stage Lines (tel. 800/522-0162) offers daily shuttle service to the El Paso airport, and charter service to Tucson. The Las Cruces Shuttle Service (tel. 800/288-1784 or 575/525-1784; www.lascrucesshuttle.com) runs several times daily from Silver City to the El Paso airport, by way of Las Cruces.

Visitor Information -- The Murray Ryan Visitor Center at 201 N. Hudson St., Silver City, NM 88061 (tel. 800/548-9378 or 575/538-3785; www.silvercity.org), also houses the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce and is a good source of information. The chamber produces extremely useful tourist publications. Also of note at this site is a replica 1870s log cabin donated to the city by movie producer Ron Howard. It was built for the filming of the 2005 movie The Missing. A plaque on it says that Billy the Kid likely lived in one similar to it when he was a young resident of this town.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.