Group Camp and Retreat Center

Gila Cliff Dwellings 

City of Rocks 

Ft. Bayard 

Mimbres Culture 
Heritage Site 

Gila Hot Springs 

Local Restaurants 

La Esperanza

Historic Pinos Altos 

Silver City 

Catwalk Recreation Area

Camp Thunderbird is closely located and provides easy access to many different places of interest. Two state parks, a variety of cultural and historical sites, delicious dining, shopping, and area artistry are just a few of  the local attractions within easy driving distance of the camp.

Established in 1907, this state park features unique dwelling structures built by the Mogollon people approximately 600 years ago. 
Located approximately 35 miles from Camp Thunderbird. (Allow additional driving time.)

Establsihed in 1952, this state park is a "city" of large sculpted rock columns formed 35 million years ago from a volcanic eruption. Located approximately 28 miles from Camp Thunderbird.

Historic US Infantry post from 1863 and home of the Buffalo Soldiers; national cemetary & museum Located approximately 26 miles from Camp Thunderbird.

A world-famous archaeological site, the Mattocks Ruins are a combination of large pit houses and publeo villages superimposed as the Mimbres people rebuilt their homes from 550-1140 AD
Located approximately 10 miles from Camp Thunderbird.

Located on the west fork of the Gila River and near the Gila Cliff Dwellings, this park offers visitors a relaxing soak in natural geothermal ponds
Located approximately 30 miles from Camp Thunderbird. (Allow additional driving time.)

Local restaurants in the Mimbres Valley include the Elk X-ing Cafe, the Mimbres Cafe, and the Little Toad Creek. All offer delicious dining choices close to Camp Thunderbird.

"A little bit of wine with a lot of heart"; winery owned & operated by David & Esperanza Gurule offers a little bit of Tuscany to the Mimbres Valley
Located approximately 21 miles from Camp Thunderbird.

The main street of this town looks like a movie set with restored buildings from the 1800's.The Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House offers steak-house style dining & live entertainment.
Located approximately 33 miles from Camp Thunderbird. (Allow additional driving time.)

Located 36 miles from Camp Thunderbird, Silver City offers a variety of shopping and dining choices. Local art galleries, museums, and parks also offer fun for the whole family.

The Catwalk offers a challenging one-mile hiking trail along a historic water-line route from the 1890's; ideal for picnicing & birdwatching
Located approxiamtely 100 miles from Camp Thunderbird. (Allow additional driving time.)

Local Attractions