Mogollon, NM

The small community of Mogollon (mo-go-yone), located north of Glenwood off US Route 180 at the end of NM 59, sits at 6,500 feet in the Mogollon Range of the mountains of the Gila Wilderness. In the late 1800s, with the discovery of rich veins of ore on Silver Creek, Mogollon was one of the West’s wildest and richest mining towns.

In its heyday Mogollon boasted a population of some 3,000 to 6,000 souls and, because of its isolation, was truly one of the wildest, shoot-'em-up mining towns in the West. Mining continued up to the 1950s and resumed for a short time in the 1970s before coming to a halt.

Today, Mogollon is an interesting ghost town comprised of old wooden and adobe buildings and nearby mining sites with only a handful of hardy year-round residents. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between May and October, you will find an art gallery, mining museum, antique store, and small cafe open for business, along with seasonal weekend accommodation.

A hike to the local graveyard is short in distance but long in history. Beginning at the old school house at the north end of the main street in Mogollon, a rough gravel road leads north 1-1/4 miles up Graveyard Gulch into the hills to end, as you might guess, at the old Mogollon graveyard. The road is rough, steep, and in places passes over broken bedrock. While the road can be driven in a high-clearance vehicle, it is much better to make the pilgrimage on foot where the essence of this remarkable place will surely seep in your soul.

The hike up Graveyard Gulch is truly a time-warp hike. After passing a few buildings and evidence of modern civilization at the start of the hike, you are quickly transported into another era as you pass by old mine workings, tumbled-down miner's shacks and assorted decaying artifacts of human toil and struggle. After climbing a half a mile or so, a view back to the south down the canyon gives a good perspective of how Mogollon appeared in its former glory days. Towards the end of the hike the road becomes steeper and quite rocky before reaching a flat area covered with sparse trees and vegetation and red soil surrounding the overgrown fenced graveyard.

To wander through this old graveyard with its ornate to primitively-fashioned headstones and grave markers, poignant epitaphs, and cast iron family plot fences is to relive the history of Mogollon: young men struck down in their prime in the underground mines, babies dying in infancy, whole families wiped out by the Spanish flu. While there are many longer and spectacular hikes in the Gila, perhaps none will linger longer than your short trip up Graveyard Gulch and your visit to Mogollon Ghost Town.

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Total Listings: 6
Average Price: $499,333
Highest Price: $1,500,000
Lowest Price: $100,000

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Listings in Mogollon, NM

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Home At The End Of The Road In Glenwood On 1.07...

$100,000 Active 27 Old Forest, Glenwood, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.07 Acres
  • 1,456 ft²


Home At The End Of The Road In Glenwood On 1.07 Acres. This Home's Exterior Was Recently Painted And Looks Great With The Green Metal Roof. The Home Is Carpeted Throughout. Open Floor Plan In The Living/family Room/kitchen Area. Master Bedroom On The No...

MLS® #35020
Courtesy of Action Realty, LLC.

This Beautiful Property Is 340 Acres Of Deeded ...

$1,500,000 Active 370 Catwalk Rd, , NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 376 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²


This Beautiful Property Is 340 Acres Of Deeded Land Surrounded By National Forest Permits. It Is Located Near Glenwood, Nm With Highway Access Running Through The Property. The White Water River Runs Through The Heart Of The Property Which Is Used To Irr...

MLS® #120527

Beautiful Property On The East Edge Of Whitewat...

$599,000 Active 378 Bursum Road, Glenwood, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 67.2 Acres
  • 2,711 ft²


Beautiful Property On The East Edge Of Whitewater Mesa. 67 Acres Of Land Bordering Gila National Forest. More Property Is Fenced, Including Some National Forest Land. The Silver Crest Modular Home Has Many Extra Features. The Exterior Is Stucco And The ...

MLS® #35513
Courtesy of Action Realty, LLC.

Tiny Home Where You Can Watch The Sun Rise Over...

$173,000 Active 7 Cow Path Lane, *other, New Mexico
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 4.8 Acres
  • 336 ft²


Tiny Home Where You Can Watch The Sun Rise Over The Mogollon Mountains, The Cranes Feeding In Mineral Creek Valley, And Arizona Mountain Sunsets. Low Maintenance And Energy Efficient 1 Bedroom (loft), 1 Bath Home On 4.81 Acres, Bordering The Gila National F...

MLS® #36065
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

Traditional Southwestern Adobe Style Home On 2....

$290,000 Active 10 Red Colt, Glenwood, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2.54 Acres
  • 2,400 ft²


Traditional Southwestern Adobe Style Home On 2.5 Acres Just South Of Glenwood. This Home Has 3 Bedrooms And 3 Baths. The Living Area Is Very Open. Lots Of Windows, Doors, And Sky Lights Allow The Natural Light To Enter The Home. The Interior Is Stucco A...

MLS® #36192
Courtesy of Action Realty, LLC.

This Home Sits On Top Of A Very High Ridge Over...

$334,000 Active 67 Lightning Bolt Road, Glenwood, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 15.9 Acres
  • 2,036 ft²


This Home Sits On Top Of A Very High Ridge Overlooking Glenwood, White Water Creek Toward The Cat Walk. Dark Night Skies For The Astronomers! Spectacular Distant Views In All Directions. Boarders The Gila National Forest. This Location Provide Privacy, S...

MLS® #36379
Courtesy of Action Realty, LLC.

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Listing information last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 11:56pm MDT.