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





Autumn Hike Changing Colors Green and Yellow Mosiac


2013 Flood Impacts Remain in Some Areas

Some areas of the forest remain impacted by the 2013 floods. While the main roads are passable, roads that tier off of the arterial roads may still be impassable. Forest visitors are encouraged to check with the local Ranger District office to get current information on conditions prior to venturing to the forest. 

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50th Wilderness Anniversary Celebration

50th Wilderness Anniversary Celebration

Gila NF and Silver City Museum are planning Gila Wild in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 90th Anniversary of the Gila Wilderness.

Travel Management Planning

Two track road leading into the forest

On November 9 2005, the Forest Service published a new Travel Management Rule, governing off-highway vehicles (OHV) and other motor vehicle use on national forests. Click here for a fact sheet about the release of the Travel Management Decision.


High School Spring Break Project

Students spend spring break on Black Range Ranger District

Hot Springs High School students spent their spring break helping restore a trail on the Black Range Ranger District.

Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree permits on sale

Christmas tree permits will go on sale at Gila National Forest offices Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. 


Catwalk Recreation Area-Closed Until Further Notice

After flood clean up

Closed due to high water and debris
Call 575-539-2481 for more information

Grant County Trails Month

Gila NF Participates in Grant County Trails Month

Gila National Forest employees and Grant County joined together April 5 for interpretive hikes on the Ft. Bayard trail system, northeast of Silver City.