Directions

Please note that most cell phones will not get a signal in the vicinity of Kingston (or Hillsboro), so please print out these directions to guide you to the Black Range Lodge.

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From the East:

  • From Interstate-25, exit at the Hillsboro exit #63, 12 miles south of Truth or Consequences (which is a good place to get gas and groceries)
  • After exiting, turn west onto NM152 towards Hillsboro and go 27 miles. Kingston is nine miles past Hillsboro.
  • As you approach Kingston you’ll pass a Gila National Forest campground on your right.  About a hundred yards past the campground, just past the Kingston Clay Company, bear right onto Main Street.
  • The Lodge is ahead on the left about 1/4 mile. Drive through the two wagon wheels into our parking lot.
  • If you miss the turn into Kingston, you will find yourself climbing up a steep curvy hill. You’ll see a sign for Silver City, then a sign that announces the Gila National Forest. Ahead on the right is a convenient place to turn around and head back.

 

From the West: head east on 1-10 and exit in either Lodsburg or Deming, NM

  • From Lordsburg:
    • Head towards Silver City via Hwy 90 (west). In Silver City, go east on Hwy 180
    • Drive 5 miles and then make a left turn onto Hwy 152. Here’s where you will see the first sign to Kingston (about 45 miles, which should take about an hour and twenty minutes).
    • Stay on NM 152, which winds its way past a big copper mine, down into the Mimbres valley, then up through the Gila National Forest and over the Black Range Mountains. You will crest the Black Range at Emory Pass, where there is a great vista point (left about 100 yards on a paved access road), Here you can see 100+ miles and overlook Kingston, the closest community. (There’s a restroom here, too.)
    • After Emory Pass, descend 9 miles and make a sharp left-turn into Kingston. There are signs here, including one for the Black Range Lodge…… slow way down to make the turn.
    • The Lodge is ahead on the left about 1/4 mile — drive thru 2 wagon wheels into the parking lot. This is a beautiful drive, but I would not recommend it at night or if the weather is questionable. Call us if you are wondering — 505-895-5652.
  • From Deming:
    • Follow signs towards Hatch taking Hwy 26. (Turn left under the freeway onto NM Hwy 180 and go about a mile, then yield right onto Hwy 26.) This is a straight, fast road, with an occasional patrol car.
    • Go 30 miles, and turn Left onto Hwy 27. As you approach you will pass tall windmills, then a solar PV array, right before the turn at Nutt. This turn comes up fast at highway speeds. NM Hwy 27 is a little-travelled road through ranch country, and you may see cattle on the road. Antelope are also sighted along here.
    • Drive 30 miles, passing by the ghost town of Lake Valley and ending at Hillsboro
    • In Hillsboro, turn Left (west) onto NM 152 and drive 9 miles to Kingston
    • As you approach Kingston you’ll pass a Gila National Forest campground on your right.  About a hundred yards past the campground, just past the Kingston Clay Company, bear right onto Main Street.
    • The Lodge is ahead on the left about 1/4 mile. Drive through the two wagon wheels into our parking lot.
    • If you miss the turn into Kingston, you will find yourself climbing up a steep curvy hill. You’ll see a sign for Silver City, then a sign that announces the Gila National Forest. Ahead on the right is a convenient place to turn around and head back.

Driving time from Kingston to:

  • Albuquerque – 3 hours
  • Austin TX – 13 hours
  • Caballo Lake – 0.5 hours
  • Deming – 1.5 hours
  • El Paso – 2.5 hours
  • Flagstaff – 8 hours
  • Glenwood – 2.5 hours
  • Las Cruces – 1.5 hours
  • Los Angeles – 13 hours
  • Phoenix – 7 hours
  • Santa Fe – 4 hours
  • Silver City – 1.5 hours
  • Truth or Consequences – 0.75 hours
  • Tucson – 5 hours

 

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