The Gila National Forest is located in the southwest corner of New Mexico.
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Autumn Hike Changing Colors Green and Yellow Mosiac


2013 Flood Impacts Remain in Some Areas

Some areas of the forest remain impacted by last year's 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


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.

Gila National Forest sponsors free Wilderness50 Anniversary event

SILVER CITY, N.M.-- The Gila National Forest is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act at the Gila Visitor Center on Sunday, Aug. 31, and the public is invited to attend.

To commemorate this milestone, the Gila Wilderness has planned a full day of activities and demonstrations for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be interactive displays, information booths and Forest Service personnel will be on hand to answer questions about wilderness.

For more information regarding this event call the Gila Wilderness Ranger District at (575) 536-2250.

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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.

Catwalk Recreation Area-Currently Closed

After flood clean up

Currently Closed due to highwater and debris
Call 575-539-2481 for more information


Black Range District Ranger Receives National Award

Larry Cosper receives National Award

Larry Cosper is the recipient of the 2013 National Fire Line Officer Team Award for "Excellence in Line Officer Commitment to Firefighter and Public Safety."

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.