Tom Moore Canyon Trail 708

Gila National Forest, New Mexico

Elevation Gain2,087ft
Trailhead Elevation7,287ft
Elevation Min/Max6417/7287ft
Elevation Start/End7287/7287ft

Tom Moore Canyon Trail 708

Tom Moore Canyon Trail #708 is a hiking trail in Catron County, New Mexico. It is within Gila Wilderness Area and Gila National Forest. It is 8.6 miles long and begins at 7,287 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 17.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,087 feet. The Rolling Tank (elevation 6,529 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near the Prarie Tank (elevation 6,667 feet) reservoir. This trail connects with the following: Trail #713.

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Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Bill and Polly Cunningham
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"This is a pleasant hike across broad mesas with amazing vistas of much of the eastern Gila Wilderness and Black Range. The grasslands and pine parks are surprisingly lush in the spring and after summer rains. Off- trail exploration of a remote twisting canyon tributary of the East Fork Gila River brings added adventure, a highlight of which is the East Fork itself. This mesa meander in the east end of the Gila Wilderness can be done as a long 16.4-mile day hike loop on the trail system or, preferably, as an overnight backpack leaving the trail for an off-trail descent of Tom Moore Canyon to its mouth at the East Fork Gila River. The hike between the two trailheads can be done in either direction with equal difficulty." Read more

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Trail Information

Gila National Forest
Nearby City
Gila National Forest
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
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
USGS Middle Mesa and Gila Hot Springs. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018