The Gila National Forest is located in the southwest corner of New Mexico.
Where is this Forest?


Welcome to the

Gila National Forest





Autumn Hike Changing Colors Green and Yellow Mosiac


The Gila is 3.3 million acres of forested hills and mountains. It is probably best known for its wilderness areas, in particular the Gila Wilderness - the first wilderness in the United States. The magnificent mountain scenery, cool summer temperatures and relatively warm winters permit a wide range of recreational opportunities during all seasons.


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Recent News


Gila Monster - August 2015 Newsletter

Gila Monster Newsletter

Articles in this edition include a message from the Forest Supervisor, Twin Pines excavation, Forest Plan Revision update, West Point Cadet and employee comings and goings.


Ranger Roundup - Wilderness RD

Gila trout on the Wilderness RD

Read the November edition of the Ranger Roundup about the Wilderness Ranger District

Catwalk Reconstruction Status

Photo of accessible trail in the Catwalk National Recreation Area

Check here for the latest info about the Catwalk National Recreation Area reconstruction project


Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree permits on sale

Christmas tree permits are available for purchase at Gila National Forest offices through Dec. 24, 2015. 

Silver City Ranger District Trails

Update on Silver City Ranger District Trails

Thanks to employees, partners and volunteers, a lot of great work has been accomplished on Silver City Ranger District Trails.