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Gila Wilderness Area

#1 of 2 things to do in Mimbres Features Animals
Gila National Forest - Wilderness Ranger District, Mimbres Station, HC 68, Box 50, Mimbres, NM 88049
+1 505-536-2250
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Nice hiking area

I hiked up the Mimbres River trail. The first approximately four miles of the trail was clear and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ry J
Remote wilderness.. near Silver City!

It's amazing to explain to family that even though we're going to drive from El Paso to this... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
WishIWasInTexas
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Bonn, Germany
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This is the first designated Wilderness Area in the world and encompasses 558,065 acres with over 700 miles of trails.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“the cliff” (12 reviews)
“silver city” (12 reviews)
“day hike” (3 reviews)
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Gila National Forest - Wilderness Ranger District, Mimbres Station, HC 68, Box 50, Mimbres, NM 88049
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked up the Mimbres River trail. The first approximately four miles of the trail was clear and easy to follow. After that you start entering the area that was hit by a wild fire about four years ago, and the trail is very difficult...More

Thank Ry J
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's amazing to explain to family that even though we're going to drive from El Paso to this location, the last 45 miles will take almost 2 hours. The road from Silver City to the Cliff Dwellings is amazing, I'm hoping to do it again...More

Thank WishIWasInTexas
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The most beautiful place we have every been to. Absolutely gorgeous. We vacationed here and there was no end to the things to do and sights to see. The only negative was our stay at Lake Roberts Motel.

Thank auctune
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

The Gila Wilderness and Cliff Dwellings Natl Monument are an amazing joirney into nature and the past. The short hike across bridges which crisscross the river is punctuated by sightings of native flowers, lizards and multi colored butterflies flitting across your path. As you reach...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

I must confess that my last trip here was 4 years ago before some of the big fires roared through the area, but I used to love backpacking here. I made about 6 trips through the wilderness, from a day hike to an eleven day...More

Thank txbenton4
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Want to see mesas, rugged cliffs, canyons, trees and high mountain desert? Visit the Gila. No crowds, wonderful remote location. The Gila's beauty will haunt your dreams.

Thank PhoenixRising88
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The wilderness is good for fans of hiking, bird-watching, taking a bath in the Gila River at a secretive place or looking for some almost still original hot springs. I love that world's first designated in 1924 wilderness area with wolves, javelinas, coyotes, bears and...More

Thank Chileaficionada
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

We did a 4 day hike into the wilderness starting at the TJ Corral trailhead to the end of Little Bear Canyon for the first night. The distance was 4 miles. The weather was nice and the air cool since we started our hike late...More

1  Thank Marie S
Reviewed 17 November 2014

The beautiful mountain drive from Silver City to the Cliff Dwellings takes about 2 hours, but once you get there you will be on your feet hiking and exploring for the next couple of hours. Keep in mind that the trailhead is not at the...More

Thank Denise876
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is one of the last great unadulterated vast wilderness areas in the U.S. It is NOT commercialized like so many other so-called wilderness areas [like Sedona] that have private vendors and a police presence everywhere. The utter peace and tranquility you feel is otherworldly....More

4  Thank WorldSprinter18
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