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504 mi 811 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 42 Trails Hard Trails 17 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Gila National Forest - 5

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Favorite Mineral Creek gouging out a route for itself.
Difficult

Mineral Creek Trail to Cooney Mine Camp

3.1 mi 5.0 km 439' Up 133.84 m Up 439' Down 133.8 m Down

Reserve, NM
Favorite The petroglyph that this trail is named after.
Intermediate

Dragonfly Loop Trail #720

3.6 mi 5.7 km 201' Up 61.12 m Up 200' Down 61.1 m Down

Arenas…, NM
Favorite A view of the elevated section of the rebuilt Catwalk trail.
Intermediate

Catwalk National Recreation Trail

6.0 mi 9.6 km 1,115' Up 339.71 m Up 1,114' Down 339.61 m Down

Reserve, NM
Favorite The lookout at the top--still staffed in fire season.
Difficult

Little Cherry Creek to Signal Peak via CDT

16.2 mi 26.1 km 3,200' Up 975.24 m Up 3,199' Down 975.15 m Down

Arenas…, NM
Favorite Alligator Juniper on the Pinon Loop Trail
Intermediate

Gomez Peak Triple Loop

4.9 mi 8.0 km 742' Up 226.11 m Up 745' Down 227.08 m Down

Silver…, NM

Trails in Gila National Forest - 62

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1.5 mi 2.4 km #1San Francisco Hot Springs
Intermediate
Reserve, NM
Intermediate
Reserve, NM
11.8 mi 19.0 km #2Woodhaul Wagon Road Trail #55
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
16.0 mi 25.7 km #3Black Range Crest Trail #79
Difficult
Faywood, NM
Difficult
Faywood, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #4Dragonfly Trail
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
8.6 mi 13.8 km #5Tadpole Ridge Trail #232
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Big Tree Trail #755
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Deadman Canyon Trail
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #8Skates Canyon #964
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
5.4 mi 8.7 km #9Snow Creek Trail #233 ("Forest Trail")
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #10Twin Sisters Creek Trail
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
8.0 mi 12.9 km #11FR 4080T: Mimbres River (Main Fork)
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
6.2 mi 9.9 km #12Proposed CDT: Doug's Gate to LS Mesa
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
6.7 mi 10.7 km #13CDT: Burro Norte (Doug's Trail)
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
6.7 mi 10.8 km #14Sawmill Wagon Road Trail #243
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15The Watering Hole
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
1.5 mi 2.5 km #16Pinon Loop Trail
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
0.7 mi 1.2 km #17CDT Bypass (New Section)
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
3.2 mi 5.2 km #18Servis Corrals Trail #725
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
1.4 mi 2.2 km #19The Dragon Trail
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20Cornell Ranch Trail #758
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM

Photos of Gila National Forest - 30

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Mineral Creek gouging out a route for itself.
Sep 6, 2017 near Reserve, NM
A view of the elevated section of the rebuilt Catwalk trail.
Feb 28, 2018 near Reserve, NM
A view upriver from the bank where the trail levels out after its big descent. The larger patch of green grasses reaching the river a quarter of the way from the left edge of the photo is where to find the trail again.
Sep 6, 2017 near Reserve, NM
The San Francisco from above, obscured by verdant trees.
Sep 6, 2017 near Reserve, NM
The scenic vista at the start of the trail.
Sep 6, 2017 near Reserve, NM
The slot canyon gets quite narrow at one point.
Sep 6, 2017 near Reserve, NM
Catwalk Trail.
Mar 2, 2018 near Reserve, NM
Amazing vista of fall colors near the apex of the climb along the highest ridgeline!
Aug 10, 2017 near Faywood, NM