Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness Guide Book

by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)
Hiking New Mexicoand39;s Gila Wilderness  by Bill and Polly Cunningham

340pp/photos/maps/elev charts
ISBN: 9781493027811

New Mexico's 555,000-acre Gila Wilderness is a vast untrammeled patchwork of virtually unlimited forest types, climatic conditions, and wildlife. This rugged landscape boasts sweeping tundra, hot springs, mountain views, and deep gnarled canyons. Within Gila's boundaries, you can follow trails to views of the breathtaking peaks of the Mogollon Range, wonder at ancient cliff dwellings, and wind your way along stream-ribboned ponderosa forests.

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Trails from the "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 63.
... Preview: This off-trail route is easily accessible year-round. The canyon is picturesque, rugged in places, but with a bottom wide enough for enjoyable hiking. As a cross-country hike there is an added sense o ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This is a quick, short route to the Middle Fork from the north, providing access to a vast array of wilderness trails and outings. The mesa, with its own interesting history, opens to wide mountain vi ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: This short but exhilarating hike begins with expansive vistas from the upper end of the trail. Soon colorful canyon formations come into view. The remnants of the historic cow camp and mining cave are ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This route offers a relatively direct backpacking loop that samples some of the best of both West and Middle Forks of the Gila River along with an overland traverse. Highlights include spectacular riv ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 26.1
... Preview: Like all good lookouts the lofty Black Mountain Lookout has a commanding view, with sweeping vistas across much of the Gila Wilderness. The historic structure is an interesting destination in its ow ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Mimbres, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This route offers a good cross section of the center of the Wilderness, from the Gila River canyon to sweeping mountain vistas. Solitude, scenic vistas, and a chance for wildlife sightings can be foun ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: There is year-round vehicular access to this lower-elevation trailhead to Mogollon Creek when high-country routes are still snowbound. The payoff includes panoramic views of the Mogollon Range along w ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: This is a short hike to an unusually dense concentration of rock formations, caves, and deep alcoves. Some are virtually inaccessible. Some of the alcoves may have been used during prehistoric times ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This hike offers a short and relatively easy way to view a Mogollon cliff ruin adjacent to a large cave entrance in a remote setting. It’s interesting to imagine what its purpose may have been so far ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: With only modest elevation gain, this compact day loop winds through diverse terrain. Scenery varies from steep-walled canyons to ridgetop vistas to a wide river valley. This route is an excellent ch ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: During this hike you’ll see ash?ow tuff formations and panoramic views, especially in the lower (southern) stretch. This portion of the Wilderness is lightly visited (except during the fall hunting se ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: This route is amazingly diverse for such a short, easy hike. Along the way the views are high and wide; the hot springs pleasant; and the canyon rock walls and formations colorful. The start of th ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: This long watery corridor, lifeblood of the Gila, has it all. You’ll ?nd spellbinding canyons, majestic rock formations, Indian ruins, historic cabin sites, pleasant hot springs, and a lengthy river v ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 34
... Preview: This adventurous hike begins in an accessible yet wild canyon with a perennial stream and a ?sh-able trout population. This is a good choice for those seeking a manageable wilderness challenge. Becaus ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This route has a very nice mix of lovely ponderosa pine parklands: a small stream, the grassy ?at of Little Spring, and tuff formations. The panoramic mountain vistas from the apex of the Diablo Range ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: This short easy hike provides an interesting glimpse of early cowboy history in the Gila. The rough-and-tumble days of this era come to mind in a somber way when standing in respect at the foot of the ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: This hike samples a wide diversity from lower pinyon-juniper brushlands to higher-elevation conifer-aspen forests. At nearly 10,000 feet Holt Mountain rises apart from the surrounding mountains to off ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This is a short hike to a pleasing mountain stream in a conifer forest. The route provides a glimpse of the massive 2012 burn along its low-intensity eastern edge. Good campsites abound along Iron Cre ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6-8 miles
... Preview: This is the fastest and most direct route to a popular hot springs in a spectacular river canyon along with dramatic canyon narrows in Little Bear. The crystal clear pools are large enough for several ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: This is the most easily accessible hot springs in the Gila, being adjacent to the Wilderness boundary. Its beautiful setting below the cliffs along the lower Middle Fork Gila make it all the more attr ... From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Silver City, NM - Hiking - Trail Length: 1