The Gila National Forest is located in the southwest corner of New Mexico.
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Welcome to the

Gila National Forest





Autumn Hike Changing Colors Green and Yellow Mosiac


The Gila is 3.3 million acres of forested hills, majestic mountains and range land. 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


Ranger Roundup - Reserve RD

Reserve 4th graders looking for archaeology sites on field trip

Each month one of our six district rangers writes a report about what's occurring on their district. The Reserve Ranger District is the focus for May. 


Hot Springs High School Students, members of the Black Range Volunteers

Hot Springs High School Students, members of the Black Range Volunteers

Like so many other high school students during spring break, Hot Springs High School (HSHS) students took a trip. Where did they go?  

Catwalk Reconstruction Status

Photo of contractors working in the canyon

The Catwalk National Recreation Trail is opening Saturday, May 28, at 10:00. We hope you can join us!

Fire Danger Level: Moderate