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Recommended Routes in Gila National Forest - 6

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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 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 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 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 View south from on top of Whiterocks formation (12-31-2011)
Intermediate

Whiterocks via North Mesa

12.8 mi 20.5 km 1,295' Up 394.81 m Up 1,296' Down 395.07 m Down

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

Gomez Peak Triple Loop

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

Silver…, NM

Gila National Forest Running

  • 574 Miles 924 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 45 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 16 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Gila National Forest - 66

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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
2.8 mi 4.5 km #5Skates Canyon #964
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
8.6 mi 13.8 km #6Tadpole Ridge Trail #232
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
Difficult
Arenas Valley, NM
2.7 mi 4.4 km #7Deadman Canyon Trail
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM
2.0 mi 3.3 km #8Twin Sisters Creek Trail
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
Intermediate
Arenas Valley, NM
8.0 mi 12.9 km #9FR 4080T: Mimbres River (Main Fork)
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
Intermediate
Santa Clara, NM
5.4 mi 8.7 km #10Snow Creek Trail #233 ("Forest Trail")
Difficult
Silver City, NM
Difficult
Silver City, NM

Photos of Gila National Forest - 40

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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
View south from on top of Whiterocks formation (12-31-2011)
May 6, 2021 near Arenas…, NM
Beginning of trail.
Oct 12, 2020 near Arenas…, NM
Very cool cliffs
Sep 7, 2020 near Silver…, NM
Cool cliffs
Sep 7, 2020 near Silver…, 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