Sandy Point - West Fork Gila Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The crest of the Mogollon Range offers spectacular vistas, especially along the many openings created by the Whitewater-Baldy Fire. The route traverses a diverse cross section of the Gila Wilderness from the highest peaks to lower-elevation streams and woodlands.
The West Fork Gila segment includes 18 serpentine miles of canyon bound by spectacular walls, cliffs, and formations. This north-to-south traverse of the high west end of the Gila Wilderness provides a superb sample of the country, from the loftiest peaks to brushy woodlands to winding river valleys a vertical mile below. With much of the elevation already gained on the Bursum Road, the moderately used Crest Trail (182) from Sandy Point is a popular route into the high, forested country of the Mogollon Range."