Directions to Golden House
9 Golden Avenue
Pinos Altos, NM 88053
Directions from Albuquerque:
about 4.5 hours
Mountainous scenic route: Take the exit off of I-25 at Caballo Lake to Hillsboro (right after Truth or Consequences) for the beautiful Hwy 152 (if you don’t get car sick from high, winding mountain roads*) about 45 miles to Hwy 180 at Santa Clara. Turn right toward Silver City and go about 8 miles to Pinos Altos Road. Turn right (at the McDonald’s) and go 6 miles up the mountain to Pinos Altos.
If you get carsick: consider taking I-25 to the Hatch exit, south of the Hillsboro Exit, and connect with Hwy 180 near Deming. Turn right on Hwy 180 (north to Silver City) and follow the above directions.)
From El Paso, Las Cruces, or Deming
Take I-10 to the Silver City Exit in Deming. Turn right on Hwy 180 north toward Silver City (about 50 miles to Bayard and Santa Clara). As you near Silver City (about 10 miles from Bayard), watch for the stoplight at the 32nd Street Bypass Rd. That road comes to a 4-way stop at Hwy 15 (Pinos Altos Rd). Turn right and go up the mountain to the village of Pinos Altos.
Entering Silver City on Hwy 90 from
Lordsburg and Tucson (I-10)
Follow Hwy 90 to Hwy 180 in Silver City, which is at a four-way stoplight. Turn right on Hwy 180 (also called Silver Heights Blvd) and go to Hwy 15 (Pinos Altos Road) and turn left at the stoplight. Proceed about 6 miles up the mountain you’ll notice the “Continental Divide” marker on the left.
Then, after the Pinos Altos Fire Station on your left, and the Continental Divide RV Park on the right, take the left fork heading into “Historic Pinos Altos”, and follow the signs to the Hearst Church Art Gallery. You will be on Bear Creek Road and will cross a small bridge and go up a short hill.
To 9 Golden Avenue, Pinos Altos, NM
Drive across the paved Main Street onto a dirt road for about one block to Golden Avenue on your left. Turn left on Golden Avenue and go about 50 yards to 9 Golden on your left marked by a “9” on the old wooden gate in the middle of a tall hedge. Park in front of the gate, walk into the yard, and make yourself at home.Call me at 575 574-2680 and I will meet you at the house and/or let you know where the key is. If you don’t have a cell phone and haven’t made prior arrangements, you can call from the pay phone at the Continental Divide Laundromat on your left when you first enter Pinos Altos.