West Fork Of The Gila River Professional Guide
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."