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Pinos Altos, New Mexico
Pinos Altos, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Pinos Altos, New Mexico
Pinos Altos, New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Pinos Altos, New Mexico is located in the United States
Pinos Altos, New Mexico
Pinos Altos, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
Area
 • Total 0.756 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Land 0.756 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
7,011 ft (2,137 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 198
 • Density 261.9/sq mi (101.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88053
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 920663

Pinos Altos is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. The community was a mining town, formed in 1860 following the discovery of gold in the nearby Pinos Altos Mountains. The town site is located about five to ten miles north of the present day Silver City. Although once abandoned, the town is now a place for summer homes and caters to tourists. Its population was 198 as of the 2010 census.

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