Bicycling

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There are 1,927 miles of trails and roads in the Gila National Forest. 891 miles are in non-wilderness area and can be used by mountain bikers. Roads that wind through the forest are ideal for cycling. Indeed, the forest is the backdrop for the professional Tour of the Gila.

The climate is warm and dry (always carry extra water) and many miles of the trails are open during the winter. During the summer monsoon season dangerous storms can develop in the afternoon; it is best to ride early in the morning.

E-bikes are bicycles that are powered by an electric motor and are considered to be motorized vehicles. E-bikes are permitted on designated roads and trails identified on Gila National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps. They are not permitted on any non-motorized trail within the Gila National Forest. Learn more about e-bikes on national foests at https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/e-bikes.

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