Little Bear Canyon

Silver City, New Mexico

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This is the fastest and most direct route to a remote scenic stretch of the Middle Fork Gila River. Little Bear Canyon is bounded by narrows, steep walls, alcoves, and gigantic volcanic formations, making it one of the most dramatic chasms in the Gila Wilderness.
Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness

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Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness

by Bill and Polly Cunningham (Falcon Guides)

This is the fastest and most direct route to a remote scenic stretch of
the Middle Fork Gila River. Little Bear Canyon is bounded by narrows,
steep walls, alcoves, and gigantic volcanic formations, making it one
of the most dramatic chasms in the Gila Wilderness.

© 2018 Bill and Polly Cunningham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Silver City
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5-6 hours
Season: Best months: April through November
Local Contacts: Gila Visitor Center (operated by the National Park Service in cooperation with Forest Service field staff); (575) 536-9461; summer hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days/wk; winter hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days/wk
Local Maps: USGS Little Turkey Park, Gila Hot Springs, and Woodland Park. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000)
Driving Directions: Directions to Little Bear Canyon

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