Located on the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, Capitan, New Mexico Provides the visitor with a quiet and historically significant beginning for their discovery of Lincoln County. An interesting site in terms of Billy the Kid can be found at: Billy The Kid Outlaw Gang.
Capitan is located in a very advantageous position for you to experience the beauty, history, and sights of Lincoln County.
We are located on Highway 380 only 12 miles from the old town of Lincoln, NM, where the location of the Lincoln County War and the last excape of the infamous Billy the Kid took place.
Capitan provides affordable lodging as well as the chance to visit the birthplace and burial site of the famous Smokey Bear, our National Forest Service's symbol.
Whenever you are in the area for vacation, business or just to get away from everything, please stop by or give us a call in advance and reserve your room.
Smokey Bear Motel is like stepping back to a more simple time in American history. You will not find hallways, elevators or having to park a mile from your room.
What you will find is a quaint, hospitable motel with a 50's mountain flavor that can honestly boast, "Some of the most clean, quiet and convenient rooms in Southeast New Mexico!
You will find everything you will wish to see is within about a 30 minutes drive!"