2006 NMNWSE Annual Meeting and Technical Sessions
Oct 27-28, Spirit Canyon Lodge, Lake Roberts, New Mexico

Directions to Conference and Lodging

Conference Hotel: Spirit Canyon Lodge
Spirit Canyon Lodge is located at 684 Hwy. 35 at mile marker 22, at the south end of Lake Roberts, NM, about an hour's drive from Silver City. Lake Roberts is a family resort area at the gateway to the Gila Wilderness known for birdwatching and outdoor activities. A map showing the location of the lodge can be found at http://www.spiritcanyon.com/map.html, and the phone number for Spirit Canyon Lodge is (505) 536-9459.

Overflow Accomodations: Grey Feathers Lodge
Grey Feathers Lodge is 5 miles west of Spirit Canyon Lodge, at the junction of Highways 15 and 35. Detailed directions to the lodge can be found at http://www.greyfeathers.com/directions.htm, and the phone number is (505) 536-3206.  

The Mapquest driving directions from Albuquerque, NM to State Hwy 15 & State Hwy 35 (I-25 to Hwy 152 at Hillsboro, to Hwy 35 at San Lorenzo) gives the estimated driving time as 4-1/4 hours from Albuquerque to the Lodges.

Note the above route is not recommended in bad weather. In bad weather, from I-25 take the Deming cutoff (Hwy 26) at Hatch, then Hwy 180 at Deming, then Hwy 15 at Silver City, with an estimated 5-1/2 hours driving time from Albuquerque to the Lodges. (Link to pdf file with bad weather route)

(Link to Silver City weather)