So how do you pronounce Mogollon? Well, the proper Spanish pronunciation is moh-goh-YOHN, but the locals say muggy-YOHN. However you say it, the ghost town of Mogollon, New Mexico, is a special place.
You’ll travel about the same distance (225 miles) from Albuquerque, NM; El Paso, TX; and Tucson, AZ, to get here. The town is nestled high in the Mogollon Mountains at an elevation of 6,800 feet surrounded by the Gila National Forest [see map]. Founded in 1876, Mogollon was named for Don Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollon, governor of the province of New Mexico in the 1700’s. Once a thriving mining town (1876-1942) for silver, copper, and gold, it was home to an estimated 2,000 people. The mines came to a close in 1942.
Our area, which is rich in history and natural features, has a lot to offer. Enjoy shopping, dining, and visiting our many preserved storefronts: Payload Antiques, Mogollon Artisans Gallery, Mogollon Theater [pictured above], and the Purple Onion Café. And don’t forget to visit the unique Mogollon Museum and Mogollon Church. Whatever your interest, the town of Mogollon will hold something special for you.
Our goal at Mogollon Enterprises is to share the remarkable culture and history of Mogollon’s past while preserving and enriching its future. Come visit us on your next vacation! Our season begins
May 1st (weather permitting) and comes to a close at the end of October. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!
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