The Black Range Lodge
119 Kingston Main Street
Kingston, New Mexico, 88042, United States
(575) 895-5652 | 800-676-5622

How to get to the Black Range Lodge

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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.

From the East:

From Interstate-25, exit at the Hillsboro exit #63, twelve miles south of Truth or Consequences (which is a good place to get groceries). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn west and go 27 miles (on NM152). You will pass through Hillsboro. Kingston is nine miles further.

The highway continues through ranch country (there may be cows on the road), winding its way along the lovely Percha Creek. As you approach Kingston you’ll see a national forest campground on your right. Ahead about a hundred yards are some signs -- including a sign for The Black Range Lodge. There you should bear right off the highway onto our Main Street, which is lined with houses and cabins. The Lodge is ahead on the left about 1/4 mile. Drive through the 2 wagon wheels into our parking lot.

If you miss the turn into Kingston, you will find yourself climbing up a steep curvy hill. Then you’ll see a sign for Silver City, then a sign that announces the Gila National Forest. You'll find there a convenient place to turn around and head back....

From the West:

To get to the Black Range Lodge go east on I-10 and exit in Lordsburg or Deming, NM. The Lordsburg route will take you through Silver City (Hwy 90) where you will catch Hwy 180, and about 5 miles later, 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 this road (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 rest room here, too.)

Back on Hwy 152, you will 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.

If you exit I-10 at Deming, follow the signs to Hatch. (Basically you turn left under the freeway onto 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. This turn comes up fast at highway speeds -- there is a bar/restaurant called "The Middle of Nowhere Cafe." You'll also see a joke sign for the "Nutt Shopping Mall," but not until you slow down and turn left.

Hwy 27 is a little-travelled road through ranch country. It goes from straight to rolling hills, and you may see cattle on the road. Antelope are also sighted along here. The road passes by the ghost town of Lake Valley and ends at Hillsboro, where you will turn Left (west) onto NM 152. Kingston is nine miles further.

The state highway continues through ranch country (there may be cows on the road), following the lovely Percha Creek. As you approach Kingston you’ll see a national forest campground on your right. Ahead about a hundred yards are some signs -- including a sign for The Black Range Lodge. There you should bear right off the highway onto our Main Street, which is lined with houses and cabins. 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. Then you’ll see a sign for Silver City, then a sign that announces the Gila National Forest. You'll find there 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