Day Hiking

Hikers traverse the hillside trail above Whitewater Canyon.Numerous interesting short trails provide the casual hiker an insight into the natural and cultural landscapes of the Gila. Many campgrounds have trailheads nearby leading into the Gila Wilderness, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness and the Blue Range Wilderness as well as through scenic portions of the forest.  Hikers should be prepared for sudden changes in temperature and weather and carry plenty of water.  Cell phones do not work through most of the forest.


Day Hiking Areas