Little Bear Canyon Trail #729 is a hiking and horse trail in Catron County, New Mexico. It is within Gila Wilderness Area and Gila National Forest. It is 3.9 miles long and begins at 5,854 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,635 feet.
Little Bear Canyon Trail #729 Professional Reviews and 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."
--Bill and Polly Cunningham, Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
"This is a classic Gila corridor loop hike in a spectacular river canyon with massive cliffs and unusual rock formations. The return arc of this counterclockwise loop explores a narrow slot canyon with soaring walls, turrets, columns, and alcoves. The spectacular Middle Fork Gila River canyon offers a scenic, winding trail with almost no perceptible ascent. However, with at least six river crossings per mile, the travel is slow and arduous and can therefore be best enjoyed as an overnighter."
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