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501 mi 806 km of trail 5 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 31 Trails Intermediate Trails 28 Trails Hard Trails 7 Trails

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Featured Runs 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 • Out and Back • 439 ft Ascent 133.84 m Ascent

(2) Reserve, NM
Favorite The petroglyph that this trail is named after.
Easy/Intermediate

Dragonfly Loop Trail #720

3.6 mi 5.7 km • Loop • 201 ft Ascent 61.12 m Ascent

(2) 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 • Out and Back • 1,115 ft Ascent 339.71 m Ascent

(4) Reserve, NM
Favorite The lookout at the top--still staffed in fire season.
Intermediate/Difficult

Little Cherry Creek to Signal Peak via CDT

16.2 mi 26.1 km • Loop • 3,200 ft Ascent 975.24 m Ascent

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

Gomez Peak Triple Loop

4.9 mi 8.0 km • Loop • 742 ft Ascent 226.11 m Ascent

(1) Silver…, NM

Trails in Gila National Forest - 61

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1.5 mi 2.4 km #1San Francisco Hot Springs
Easy/Intermediate
Reserve, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Reserve, NM
11.8 mi 19.0 km #2Woodhaul Wagon Road Trail #55
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Easy/Intermediate
11.8 mi 19.0 km Santa Clara, NM
16.0 mi 25.7 km #3Black Range Crest Trail #79
Intermediate/Difficult
Faywood, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
16.0 mi 25.7 km Faywood, NM
8.6 mi 13.8 km #4Tadpole Ridge Trail #232
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
8.6 mi 13.8 km Arenas Valley, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #5Dragonfly Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Arenas Valley, NM
5.4 mi 8.7 km #6Snow Creek Trail #233 ("Forest Trail")
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Silver City, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Deadman Canyon Trail
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Silver City, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #8Big Tree Trail #755
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Santa Clara, NM
8.0 mi 12.9 km #9FR 4080T: Mimbres River (Main Fork)
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
8.0 mi 12.9 km Santa Clara, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #10Twin Sisters Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.3 km Arenas Valley, NM
6.2 mi 9.9 km #11Proposed CDT: Doug's Gate to LS Mesa
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
6.2 mi 9.9 km Silver City, NM
6.7 mi 10.8 km #12Sawmill Wagon Road Trail #243
Intermediate/Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
6.7 mi 10.8 km Arenas Valley, NM
2.8 mi 4.5 km #13Skates Canyon #964
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Easy/Intermediate
2.8 mi 4.5 km Santa Clara, NM
6.7 mi 10.7 km #14CDT: Burro Norte (Doug's Trail)
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver City, NM
Intermediate/Difficult
6.7 mi 10.7 km Silver City, NM
3.2 mi 5.2 km #15Servis Corrals Trail #725
Easy/Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.2 km Arenas Valley, NM
0.7 mi 1.2 km #16CDT Bypass (New Section)
Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.2 km Silver City, NM
1.5 mi 2.5 km #17Pinon Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Silver City, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.5 km Silver City, NM
2.2 mi 3.6 km #18The Watering Hole
Easy/Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Arenas Valley, NM
1.1 mi 1.8 km #19Cornell Ranch Trail #758
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Santa Clara, NM
2.6 mi 4.1 km #20Arenas Valley: Fence Line Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Easy/Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.1 km Arenas Valley, 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

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