Keeping New Mexico History Alive

     Things to see

Frisco Lodge:  42 Main St., Reserve NM .  (575-533-6600) Walk to the coffee shop and bakery in the morning after a very quiet night's sleep.

    Places to stay


Mural Art: Depicts life in the San Francisco valley in the 1880s.
Henry's Corner:  Gas and convenience store. Owner and proprietor Henry Martinez. Stop for gas, ice cream, and misc necessities.
Uncle Bill's Bar:  Stop for a cold one or to watch a game on TV.
Jake's General Merchandise:  Browse at Jakes. Owners Danny and Jackie Fryar are long-time residents of Reserve and will be happy to talk history with you.

  Travel to Reserve, NM

Intersection of NM State Routes 12 and 435. 

From the west, take scenic Route 180. Route 180 winds out of the Arizona White Mountains through Alpine and turns east into New Mexico in the beautiful Gila National Forest.  If you are coming north on Route 180 from Silver City, you will travel along the paths of history. Turn east on Route 12 approx 10 miles to Reserve.

From the east, take Highway 60 from Socorro. Stop and visit in historic Magdalena. Don't miss a slice of pie in Pie Town, NM. Enjoy the view of the VLA (Very Large Array), the premier astronomical radio observatory. You will see antelope running on the San Augustin plains. Take Route 12 southwest from Hwy 60 approx 70 miles to Reserve.

Imagine young Elfego, riding in a buckboard the 120 miles from Socorro to Frisco (now Reserve) to face the unknown. He rode for 3 days in chilly October to meet his destiny.

Watch for deer and elk if you are driving in the early morning or evening.


Elfego Baca Project

Hidden Springs Inn: On HWY 180 just 1/4 mile south of the Route 12 turnoff to Reserve. Each room is unique and the cafe is delightful. Come and be greeted like a friend not a guest.