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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Park nice, lower trail needs work.

The Park behind the visators center is nicely planted and full of color in April. We walked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GailCheryl
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Iowa City, IA
Interesting

It is interest about how two major floods cause the earth to make this big ditch...other than that... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Robert B
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Soldotna
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“main street” (23 reviews)
“big ditch” (45 reviews)
“nice walk” (4 reviews)
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Silver City, NM
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+1 575-538-5555
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"main street"
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"big ditch"
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"nice walk"
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"middle of town"
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"walking trails"
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"interesting history"
in 6 reviews
"visitor center"
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"small stream"
in 2 reviews
"lovely spot"
in 2 reviews
"downtown area"
in 3 reviews
"mother nature"
in 3 reviews
"native plants"
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"picnic tables"
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"stroll"
in 13 reviews
"bridge"
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"creek"
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"trees"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Park behind the visators center is nicely planted and full of color in April. We walked the trail and it could be great in-town hike, but trashy and an obvious place for drug use. So sad about that. Needs some attention by city to...More

Thank GailCheryl
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

It is interest about how two major floods cause the earth to make this big ditch...other than that it looks like any other ditch.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A lovely but short walk along the Big Ditch. One side is a wide walkway with benches here and there, the other is a trail that weaves around tree trunks. A surprising bit of the wild in the middle of a city. There were (homeless?)...More

Thank fasterhorses
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We were able to get some interesting photos of the bridges and foliage at Ditch Park but were dismayed by the bums hanging around....and the bottles, cans and other trash thrown down into the waterway below the bridges. Its a shame because the town has...More

Thank MaryEllenM27
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I was a bit disappointed. This place has an interesting story but there is not much to see. It has great potential, if it was cleaned up.

Thank Wintermax
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We strolled along the "ditch" and were impressed at the town's initiative to come up with this solution to flooding. Lots of nice walks and bridges to cross.

Thank bmonson
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Big Ditch is right behind the visitor's center. Very pretty, interesting history. I can't remember if they had picnic tables, but this would be a great place for a picnic

Thank newmexjags
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The visitor center had a very friendly welcoming staff, then I walked down the shady trail along the big ditch. Very nice and peaceful and adjacent to the downtown area so you can park and walk to town.

Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

As a result of poor planning the original "main" street of Silver CIty was flooded numerous times and finally relegated to the "big ditch park" status.

Thank uphill69
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It's a quiet, tranquil place to sit down and have a cup of coffee, take photos, and walk the bridge that connects the park to downtown. Lots of trees and a small stream that flows through the park. Don't be fooled, though. If there are...More

Thank Daniel K
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