More Hiking Trails in Southwest New Mexico Near New Mexico Cabin Rentals
Gila River | Middle Fork | Little Dry Creek | Mineral Creek | Dragonfly Loop | Gold Dust Trail | Little Walnut | Signal Peak | Black Range
Additional hiking destinations near southwest New Mexico are unlimited and offer hiking trails for every level of hiker. New Mexico Cabin Rentals is the perfect home base for hiking in every season! Hiking is one of our great American pass times. You don't have to go very far to find a new or more challenging trail to enjoy. From pool-filled canyons to shady forests and sun-filled meadows the hiking opportunities are unlimited and satisfy every level of challenge.
The area surrounding the Gila National Forest in southwest New Mexico offers exceptional hiking, stunning vistas and solitude. Whether looking for a leisurely stroll along Bear Creek or the Gila River - or, something much more challenging - you will find the hiking trail you're looking for!
Following is a brief list of designated hiking trails in and around Grant County and the Gila National Forest region:
Gila River Middle and West Fork Trails (M43.7, NM 15) Out and back hikes have numerous river crossings
Little Dry Creek (M61.5, US 180) A leisurely 2 mile hike to the Wilderness Boundary
Mineral Creek (M46.1, US 180, 5 miles on FR701) A mountain canyon of steep walls and clear water
Dragonfly Loop Trail (M20.5, US 180) Part of the Fort Bayard trail system, with pictographs
Gold Dust Trail (M474, US 180, 39 miles on NM 159) Beautiful hike looks over White-Water Canyon, home of the Catwalk
Signal Peak Trail #742 This is a nice half-day, 5 mile round trip hike to the Signal Peak lookout tower at 9000 feet
Black Range Crest Trail #79 This is a great hike along the Black Range crest through cool pines and aspens. It's 4 miles one way to Sawyers Peak at 9640 feet
Fort Bayard Wildlife Refuge The refuge is part of the Gila National Forest and has many trails but few have signs. A favorite destination is a 4 mile round trip to the Big Tree, a 600 year old Alligator Juniper