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About Luna

Surrounded by forested mountain slopes, Luna occupies a spot in the grassland of Luna Valley. The San Francisco River flows through the valley bringing spring runoff from the 10,000 foot peaks of Escudilla Mountain several miles to the northwest. Later in the season it can run dry. Luna's elevation is 7040 feet bringing heavy winter snows and a late spring, but summers can be dry. The mountains to the south are called the San Francisco Mountains.

Luna was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1883. It is named after Don Salomon Luna who once controlled the land in the area. The population is small and scattered through the valley, and the town is unincorporated. All the surrounding area is also very remote. Catron County, which Luna is part of, has only one resident per two square miles.

U.S. Highway 180 passes through Luna. It heads southward to Silver City, and westward to Alpine, Arizona. The Arizona border is seven miles to the west.

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Cemetery Road
County Route B007
County Route B007
Luna Valley Road
San Francisco River
U.S. Highway 180

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