National Geographic Adventure Magazine is expected to include a small feature on Silver City's Boston Hills Trails in an upcoming larger story on hiking the Continental Divide, according to the Silver City Sun-News.
"They were intrigued with Boston Hill because of its history," Chamber of Commerce director Nicole Robbins told the Sun-News of her recent contact with the magazine.
The Boston Hill Open Space Trail System is located south of Silver City's downtown and includes more than half a dozen former mining sites, reminding hikers of the town's historic era of hard-rock mining for copper, silver and other precious metals, according to the Silver City Community Development Department Web site.
Apart from a breathtaking view from an elevation of 6,830 feet above sea level, hikers can sometimes get a glimpse of mule deer, rabbits, javelina, coatimundi and foxes who share the trail, according to the Web site.
Robbins told the Sun-News she put the magazine in touch with the Grant County Community Health Council and its 2007 brochure "Great Places to Walk in Grant County."