Located on Hwy 60, the first store and post office established the town of Datil in 1884.
Baldwin Cabin Public LibraryForest Service Road 100
7843 Hwy 60
Hours: 9 to noon
Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
Open House for local author, Steve Havill
featuring his new book, "Come Dark"
April 30, from noon to 2 pm
Datil Well CampgroundLocated about 1 mile west of Datil, the Datil well campground commemorates the site of a cattle watering well on the historic stock driveway from Springerville to the railhead in Magdalena. Accessible from both Highway 60 and Highway 12. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management the campground has 22 individual campsites with picnic tables, grills and fire pits. A covered shelter is available for large gatherings.
Drinking water and restrooms provided.
Offers 3 miles of hiking trails with scenic views.
Catron Food Pantry
The Catron Food Pantries distributes food to residents of Catron County on the first Friday of each month at the Datil Community Center. Sign-in is from 9:30 to 10:30 am and food distribution starts soon after.
Contact: Rick Bentley 772-5627
The Catron County Calendar
Featuring photos by Bonnie Martin
Sales support the Catron Food Pantries
“Neighbors helping neighbors” Price $10.00 plus $2.00 to mail
Contact Tom Cook email@example.com
East and West of DatilLocated 21 miles west of Datil on Hwy 60, Pie Town, New Mexico hosts the Annual Pie Town Festival on the Second Saturday of September. This popular event includes a pie-baking contest, games and races, music, food, arts and crafts, and PIE, of course.
Pie Town is home for the landmark Pie-O-Neer. Make plans to feast on the "best pies in the universe" at the top of the Continental Divide.
The Very Large Array, located 14 miles east of Datil on Hwy 60, is one of the world's premier astronomical radio observatories. The VLA consists of 27 radio antennas in a Y-shaped configuration.
Open daily from 8:30am until sunset for self-guided tours. The VLA gift shop is open from 9:00am until 4:00 pm daily.
On the first Saturday of each month enjoy "First Saturday Guided Tours" at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00. Visit the website for more information about the tours.
Image courtesy of NRAO/AU. Photographer: Dave Finley
No Life for a Lady
Agnes Morley Cleaveland
It is almost a requirement for any Datil resident to read the memoir of Agnes Morley Cleaveland, "No Life for a Lady". Written about her life on a cattle ranch this popular book describes life in the Datil area during the late 1800's.
Datil Elementry School
7395 Hwy 12
Datil, NM 87821-0128
grades KG - 6
15 students (in 2014)
Eagle Guest Ranch
Gas - Grocery - Cafe
Motel - RV Park
Corner of Highways 60 and 12
Big Country Veterinary Service
Mobile Large and Small Animal Medicine
Jack Duncan DVM and Family
La Luz Photography
La Luz Photography
High Country Alpaca Ranch
Alpacas, Livestock Guardian Dogs
John and Carolyn Fifield
Western New Mexico Land Company
Rural Real Estate
Gary Blum, Owner Broker
Lee Bond, Associate Broker
Land in New Mexico.com
Pie Town Cafe
In Pie We Trust
Sunday to Wednesday
10 to 3
Contact Pie Town Cafe:
Please always email or call ahead
before making the trip to see us.
We serve lots of delicious pie, breakfast all day,
juicy burgers with hand cut fries
and tasty pulled pork.
Route 60 Trading Post
Antiques, Collectables, Garden Art
400 1st Street (Hwy 60)
Magdalena, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 854-3560
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