Gila River Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This long watery corridor, lifeblood of the Gila, has it all. You’ll ?nd spellbinding canyons, majestic rock formations, Indian ruins, historic cabin sites, pleasant hot springs, and a lengthy river valley offering wild solitude. The Gila River is one of the few southwestern streams that can be floated during a narrow window in the spring. Of course the best time for floating during higher water is the worst time for hiking because of countless river crossings.
If you’re making this epic journey up to the Gila Bridge during a marginal in- between time, when you can barely wade and floaters can barely float, you may encounter each other along the way. The irony is that by constantly pulling their boats across gravel bars they’ll be working at least as hard as upriver backpackers."