Hotel Near Mining District in Silver City


Silver City, NM 88061

Mining District Hotel

Only 0 miles from Comfort Inn Near Gila National Forest Silver City NM

The Central Mining Districtis a 45 square mile area in Grant County and includes the population centers of Bayard, Hurley and Santa Rita. The district also includes one of the largest open pit mines in the world (at Santa Rita) and a large copper ore processing facility south of Hurley.

Mining goes back a long, long way in Grant County. When the Spanish explorers first arrived to this area, the native Americans were already well established using copper from what is now the area of the Santa Rita mine. The Europeans brought in increasingly sophisticated technology, and over the years much of the development of Grant County was related to the successes and failures of local mining.

Santa Clara, formerly called Central, is nine miles east of Silver City on US 180. The oldest village in the District, its history is closely tied to Fort Bayard. Soldiers from the fort would go to Santa Clara for recreational pursuits.

At Santa Clara, NM 152 branches off US 180 and climbs north through four miles of lovely, thickly forested hills to its crossroads with NM 356 at Hanover. A mile from Hanover on NM 152, an overlook offers visitor a view of the enormous Santa Rita open pit copper mine–1500 ft. deep and 1.5 miles across! To the east is the Kneeling Nun, a geological formation which has served as a landmark through history. It holds special significance for many residents.

Silver City Hotel Amenities
  • 32 inch LCD TV with HD Channels
  • Pet Friendly (small fee)
  • Refrigerator/Microwave - Iron & Ironing Board - Individual A/C & Heat - Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Coffee Maker - In-Room Desk - Iron & Ironing Board
  • Free Local Calls - Free Coffee
  • Free Hot Breakfast
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Business Center
  • Free On-Site Parking
Quick Facts
  • AAA Diamonds: 2