Upper Middle Fork Gila

Alma, New Mexico 88039

Upper Middle Fork Gila

Upper Middle Fork Gila Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Explore the rugged upper canyon with its pleasing blend of cliffs, parks, meadows, and historic cabin ruins. The meandering trout stream reveals wildlife viewing opportunities, especially great blue herons and mergansers along the waterway.

This sweep across the north-central end of the Gila Wilderness offers a pleasant transition from deep river canyons to broad grassy meadows to open pine parks and babbling brooks. Along the way you may thrill to flushing a turkey and hear, if not see, elk fading into the thick forest."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
315 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5-6 hours
Best months: May through November
Wilderness Ranger District, Mimbres, NM; (575) 536-2250 (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon–Fri). Check Gila National Forest website for alerts and warnings
Local Contacts
Loco Mountain USGS quad. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000); 2013 Gila National Forest map (to navigate forest roads to the trailhead)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018