Red Hill, New Mexico

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Red Hill, New Mexico
Ghost Town
Red Hill is located in New Mexico
Red Hill
Red Hill
Red Hill is located in the US
Red Hill
Red Hill
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°13′07″N 108°52′20″W / 34.21861°N 108.87222°W / 34.21861; -108.87222Coordinates: 34°13′07″N 108°52′20″W / 34.21861°N 108.87222°W / 34.21861; -108.87222[1]
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Catron
Population (2000)
 • Total 0
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC)
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 910058

Red Hill is a ghost town in Catron County, New Mexico, United States, west of Quemado.[2]

Red Hill volcanic field[edit]

Also known as the Quemado volcanic field, Red Hill is 24 kilometers east of the larger Springerville volcanic field and immediately south of the Zuni Salt Lake field. The area is made up of scoria cone and silicic dome fields[3][4] The last eruption was 23,000 yrs B.P.[5]

Red Hill gold rumor[edit]

In 1836 a prospector named Adams staggered into the town of Piños Altos. With multiple arrow wounds and close to death, he told several people gathered around him that he had been prospecting of in the north. When they opened his knapsack they found a fortune in gold. His only marker to tell where the gold field was a red hill in the distance, where he described gold lying everywhere. Adams died before he could give more details, and the place he described has never been found.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Red Hill, New Mexico
  2. ^ (nd) Red Hill. Retrieved 6/14/07.
  3. ^ (nd) Volcanoes of New Mexico. New Mexico Natural History Museum. Retrieved 6/14/07.
  4. ^ Wood and Kienle. (1990) Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada. Cambridge University Press
  5. ^ (nd) Red Hill Volcanic Field. Retrieved 6/14/07.
  6. ^ Weiser, K. (2004) The Red Hill Treasure. Legends of America. Retrieved 6/14/07.

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