Boston Hill - Historically, the 'Boston Hill' open pit mining area is of great importance when considering why people first descended upon Silver City. After considerable prospecting for silver, the area was first mined in 1870. Shortly after realizing that Silver was not in abundance, the Massachusetts and New Mexico Mining Company began extracting a considerable quantity of fluxing ore, used by the local mines in the reduction of richer ores.
In 1999 the Town of Silver City purchased the area as the towns first open space acquisition and obtained a grant to develop a non-motorized trail network. Offering everything from beginner to technical mountain biking and beautiful views of Silver City and the Gila National Forest, the 13 miles system is only a short hike or ride from downtown Silver City. The land also dries out incredibly quickly, making it an absolute resource in the wet monsoon and winter months. Local riders consider Boston Hill to be the original 'Gila Training Facility' - if you can ride everything up there, nothing in the Gila will catch you out!