In Americas great southwest, astride the Continental Divide, sits Pie Town, peacefully resting in west central New Mexico.
In the early 1920's "broke down" on the side of the road, Mr. Clyde Norman a tall Texan and WW1 veteran who
"liked to bake" began making dried apple pies at
his at his upstart business on a piece of ground that lay along a
little rocky ridge and the "Coast to Coast Highway" later to become
U.S. 60. The word spread that the best pies anywhere were to be
found at "Pie Town". The Town still carries that distinction.
Pie Town is also home to the world renowned Pie Town Cafe which has been featured in various television programs and national publications, such as theFebruary 2005 Smithsonian Magazine and The Food Networks "Best Thing I ever Ate" and recently on CBS Sunday Morning, Featuring Articles on the New Mexican Apple Pie Created at the Pie Town Cafe.
Where?A scenic 160 miles Southwest of Albuquerque, far enough away to
find peace and quiet in an increasingly, noisy and fast paced world,you will find
Pie Town, at mile marker 56, U.S. Hwy 60.
Visited by a myriad of travelers seeking a
more relaxed route, as well as adventurers from around the world
traveling the Continental Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada, Pie Town is an oasis of pie halfway between Socorro NM and the Arizona state line.
At nearly 8000' above sea level this diminutive western town also has a Post
Office (still), Pie-O-Neer cafe, and Top Of The World General Store and washateria, full of snacks, souvenirs, art and more.
Pie Town also offers "Lester Jackson Park" a FREE campground yes free! where the
Annual Pie Town Festival is held on every second Saturday in September.
The main activities are staying warm or cool, cowboy'ing, hunting,
fishing, camping, hiking, telling stories, pie baking/eating, star
gazing (or just plain gazing) and enjoying a life well lived.
Life here is a step back in the past where we look out for
one another and would not drive past without waving. Strangers talk to each other, making eye contact. Friends are made easily.
Stop in for a visit and say howdy to us.
"That's our story and we're stickin' to it"