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Gila Wilderness Area

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Gila National Forest - Wilderness Ranger District, Mimbres Station, HC 68, Box 50, Mimbres, NM 88049
+1 505-536-2250
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Get lost in time

Going here to hike is great, because you can leave the city in just minutes and be in the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
CavemanHHH
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Placitas, New Mexico
What an experience!

The road thru the park is stunning but very curvy with some good hills to climb. The tall pines... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Robert B
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Soldotna
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“the cliff” (13 reviews)
“downed trees” (2 reviews)
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LOCATION
Gila National Forest - Wilderness Ranger District, Mimbres Station, HC 68, Box 50, Mimbres, NM 88049
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+1 505-536-2250
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"the cliff"
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"beautiful country"
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"downed trees"
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"el paso"
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"turkey creek"
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"dwellings"
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"nature"
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"solitude"
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"elevation"
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"wildlife"
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Going here to hike is great, because you can leave the city in just minutes and be in the wilderness. We hiked the turkey creek trail finding cool rocks. Little bit of a drive getting in, 4x4 to Turkey creek is highly recommended.

Thank CavemanHHH
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The road thru the park is stunning but very curvy with some good hills to climb. The tall pines will take your breath away.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Ponderosa savanna is so overgrown with trees that much of the wildlife that used to inhabit the area have left. Warning, do not try and travel that road in winter. You might be stuck there until spring, even if you have four-wheel drive.

Thank Candy L
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

It's hard to beat the Gila Wilderness for scenic beauty and solitude. This where you hide from the IRS! Lots of great trails, like the West and Middle Forks of the Gila River. Get out there and enjoy it.

Thank Laurence1001
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was on a road trip with my son (in his 20's) and came to the cliff dwellings from El Paso, leaving EP around 8 in the morning. Once we turned off the interstate, the drive became incredibly beautiful very quickly. Along the way we...More

Thank Kristine R
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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