Caves Gila National Forest

Silver City, New Mexico 88036

Caves Gila National Forest

Caves (Gila National Forest) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a short hike to an unusually dense concentration of rock formations, caves, and deep alcoves. Some are virtually inaccessible.

Some of the alcoves may have been used during prehistoric times, so it’s important that they not be disturbed. Finding the trail to the caves may seem like a challenge, especially if someone has taken the campsite at the lower end of the campground, which is where the route starts. The trailhead is marked by a sign. The pathway is just beyond the western edge of the campground."

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Trail Information

Silver City
Nearby City
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Best April 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
USGS North Star Mesa. Forest Service Gila Wilderness map (2000)
Local Maps

Trail Log