West Fork Of The Gila River

Silver City, New Mexico 88053

West Fork Of The Gila River

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The abundant wildlife, gentle climate, and presence of running water in the mountains of the Gila River headwaters have led to a long history of use by Native Americans and settlers of European descent.

People of the Mogollon Culture built small villages in sheltering caves in the canyon walls overlooking flats along the rivers. Later, Apaches lived a nomadic lifestyle in the canyons and on the mesas, hunting, growing crops, and enjoying the region’s many hot springs. Anglo hunters and ranchers followed in the 1880s."

West Fork Of The Gila River Trip Reports

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3/21/2011
Wet! 20 river crossings, most you can find rapid shallows, but a couple were above the knee. It was windy this day, and canyons are not my preferred location, but quiet and some very beautiful spots for quiet meditation.
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Trail Information

Silver City
Nearby City
14
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
April to October
Season
USGS Little Turkey Park and Woodland Park
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