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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 

Hiking trails near the Gila National Forest and Silver City, NM offer hiking trails for every level of hiker, and New Mexico Cabin Rentals is the perfect place for hiking in every season!  You don't have to go far to find a trail to set your feet upon and enjoy one of our great recreational pastimes.  From pool-filled canyons to shady forests and sun-filled meadows the hiking opportunities are unlimited and satisfy every level of challenge.

There are trails that follow the the crest of the Black Range and the Mogollon Mountains and offer boundless vistas.  Hidden canyons of cliffs and spires where eagle soar are far below.  You'll marvel at this unique country.  Sheal volcanic cliffs, pinnacles of rock rise from the  mountainsides like teeth.  Search for hidden springs which provide a gathering point for wildlife and the remnants  of ancient peoples and frontier miners.  A large portion of the Gila National Forest is in Grant County and has an extensive system of maintained trails.  This includes the 550,000 Gila Wilderness and the 200,000 acre Aldo Leopold Wilderness.

  • 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 m any trails bu few have signs.  A favorite destination is a 4 mile round trip to the Big Tree,  a 600 year old Alligator Juniper

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