Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are effective as of June 18, 2018. Campfires are only allowed in developed campgrounds and developed recreation sites. Fireworks and explosives are ALWAYS prohibited on National Forest System lands.

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The Gila is 3.3 million acres of forested hills, majestic mountains and range land. It is probably best known for its wilderness areas, in particular the Gila Wilderness - the first wilderness in the United States. The magnificent mountain scenery, cool summer temperatures and relatively warm winters permit a wide range of recreational opportunities during all seasons.

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Features

Ranger Roundup Glenwood RD

Catwalk Reopens

Each month one of our six district rangers writes a report about what's occurring on their district. The Glenwood Ranger District is the focus for June.


Ranger Roundup - Reserve RD

Reserve 4th graders looking for archaeology sites on field trip

Each month one of our six district rangers writes a report about what's occurring on their district. The Reserve Ranger District is the focus for May. 

Spotlights

Silver City Ranger District Work Day

SCRD of the Gila National Forest Asks Visitors and Neighbors to Help Keep the Forest Trash Free

Employees of the Silver City Ranger District recently coordinated a project work day in the Bear Mountain area in an effort to keep our forests green and clean.

Hot Springs High School Students, members of the Black Range Volunteers

Hot Springs High School Students, members of the Black Range Volunteers

Like so many other high school students during spring break, Hot Springs High School (HSHS) students took a trip. Where did they go?

 




Cosmic Campground

photo of night sky - Blue Horse Head Nebula

Boasting some of the darkest nights in the Southwest, the Gila National Forest offers many visitors the chance to view and admire the natural night sky.