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Gila National Forest

Old Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
575-388-8201
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Good hiking

Did our first hike here. There are signs but no real blazes on the trails. Signs alone are a bit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
uphill69
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Mobile
Camping weekend

Had a great time hiking around lake Roberts and up to the cliff dwellings. Lovely regards de in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davidfm
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El Paso, Texas
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“the cliff” (17 reviews)
“hour drive” (3 reviews)
“new mexico” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Old Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Did our first hike here. There are signs but no real blazes on the trails. Signs alone are a bit confusing. Good high desert vegetation. Plan on many more hikes here now that we have better and more in depth trail information.

Thank uphill69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time hiking around lake Roberts and up to the cliff dwellings. Lovely regards de in throwing hi the valley by the Gila river. Mesa or upper end campgrounds are good. Went fishing and frogging.

Thank davidfm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were so many beautiful views in this area. Definitely worth seeing when in this area of New Mexico.

Thank dhns2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest contains two federal Wilderness areas, including the Gila Wilderness, which was the first to be so designated in the US. The scenic views, Gila Cliff Dwellings, Gila River, and camping, hiking, backpacking, and rafting opportunities are just a...More

Thank gadabout80
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A camper and hiker paradise. Canyons, Peaks with awesome vistas, the Gila river, the cliff dwellings. Never crowded. A great place for solitude.

Thank halbert36022
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Staff is very helpful, they explain everything with details and make the explanation attractive to kids. Nice views of the gila wilderness.

Thank Jaguar2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Easy hike and the beginning of it is shaded. There are plenty of benches along the way for people that may need to take a break. No food or drinks are allowed on the trails so have a bite before you go and take your...More

1  Thank JenniferMcCarthy
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Nice hike and we did enjoy all the benches where we could rest to catch our breath. Great access to the dwellings to marvel at the view from the rooms. Paths were very well maintained. We had a picnic close by the parking and then...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Awesome sights. The last cave is really falling down but the main cave is really cool. Make sure to hit the Scorpion campground and do the old slide rock and pictographs. Also follow the trail to find the old cave. This place is great to...More

1  Thank mcrfam
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The very curvy 44 mile drive through the Gila National Forest to the Cliff Dwellings will take more than two hours, but it's worth it. You can take longer, of course, or spend several days if you're camping. But be aware that after Pinos Altos...More

1  Thank TripEvalu8
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coplen
2 June 2017|
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Response from NewMexicoWineguy | Reviewed this property |
You can take the puppy with you but he will not be allowed on the historic trail or near the dwellings. Someone will need to stay with the puppy in the parking lot.
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coplen
2 June 2017|
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Response from Gmazvv | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to take any animals to visit the dwellings. The ranger station provides cages where pets can be housed for the duration of your visit. I knew that I could do the round trip from the ranger station to the... More
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