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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Recent News


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.

Willow Creek Gila Trout Project

Restoration efforts to re-establish New Mexico

An update from the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish on restoration efforts to re-establish New Mexico's Native Gila Trout


Walk in the Past, Trail #616

Educational signs along the Walk in the Past, Trail

There will be a formal opening of the Walk in the Past, Trail #616 in the spring 2015. More information coming soon. Join us!

High School Spring Break Project

Students spend spring break on Black Range Ranger District

This is the 17th year that Hot Springs High School students have volunteered on the Black Range Ranger District during their spring break.


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. 

Catwalk Recreation Area-Closed Until Further Notice

After flood clean up

Closed due to flood damage and debris
Call 575-539-2481 for more information