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Cliff, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
 • Total 10.253 sq mi (26.56 km2)
 • Land 10.253 sq mi (26.56 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,498 ft (1,371 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 293
 • Density 28.58/sq mi (11.034/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88028
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-17-15860
GNIS feature ID 898744

Cliff is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 293 as of the 2010 census.


Cliff and the nearby town of Gila were settled in 1884, in the Gila River Valley. The area was and is primarily a ranching and farming community. The local Cliff Post Office was established on Aug 4, 1894.


The annual Grant County Fair is held annually at the adjoining fairgrounds next to Cliff High School.


U.S. Route 180 connects Cliff to Silver City, and NM 211 connects Cliff to Gila.

Points of interest

  • Bill Evan's Lake
  • Gila Riparian Preserve

Coordinates: 32°57′43″N 108°36′40″W / 32.96194°N 108.61111°W / 32.96194; -108.61111

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