Little Bear Canyon Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Datil, NM that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
One of the coolest places to hike through to the middle fork of the Gila River. Trailhead starts at the TJ Corral campsite just down the road from the Cliff Dwellings visitor center. I was surprised to see a campsite situated right near the river after hiking through the slot canyon. Amazing views around every corner, even after the washout from flooding. I highly recommend camping there and also hiking north along the fork to the Jordan Hot Springs. The entire area is a natural wonder.