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My Wife and I hiked this trail about 7 days ago and really enjoyed the views. Great inclines and plenty of locations to stop and see the vastness of this part of New Mexico. It was about 2 hours to the peak and what a clear day to see all around the area with more than 10 miles visibility.

If Gila Cliff trail is a 5, I made this a 3 because the creek isn't as lush. We only went in 1.5 miles but since no one has posted any comments I thought I would. Well maintained and we didn't get our feet wet at any of the crossings which we appreciated because parts of it are flash flood areas. Thank you volunteers and Parks Service! Saw many flowers and about 1/4-1/2 of the trees were burned which made a different kind of beauty. Didn't see anyone on the trail but we hiked mid week the first week in May.

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23 days ago

The drive up to the visitor's center is more than 30+ miles of winding road. The land is beautiful and lighly travelled. Great small hike into see ancient dwellings. The dwellings themselves are served by the National Park Service, and are accessible to a degree that is not common for similar Mogillon and Anasazi dwellings.
It is clear there have been major budget cuts. There is no longer a live tour guide, which has been replaced by an "informational" video. The trails from the Visitors center up onto the Gila river are overgrown and heavily washed away. They have not been cleared are tended in what looks like at least two seasons. So if you are planning on walking up to see the dwellings ,this is a good small hike. if you are planning on using the Visitors center to walk up the river, be forwarded the river is high and the trials are not main intend. This is hiking for experienced folks.

This one is tough. Climbing and descents. Also some trail obstructions in the middle segment that requires scrambling. Wear long pants, be fit and have plenty of water. I did it in two days since I just had one vehicle. I hiked from Sheep Corral up about 5.5 miles and then back, and the following day I hiked from NM15 up to the point I left off. Did I say have plenty of water! Views are stunning along the ridge. I clocked the highest elevation at about 8600 ft. According to my fitbit tracker the total distance from point to point is about 9.5 miles, for a total round trip of about 19 miles. This does not match the distance shown on the trail signs. I'd be curious to know what mileage others come up with.

Awesome trail. High elevation - up to almost 9000' - and a number of ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous provided you are physically fit. There are some burn areas but otherwise it's a lovely wooded area with stunning views.

Easy hike through a beautiful canyon. Series of catwalks add to the interest.

Nice hike. Saw only 2 other people all day. Beautiful scenery. Peaceful.

Beautiful hike with perfect weather. Secluded on a Saturday.

Unfortunately this trail was hit hard by the 2013 fire and if you remember it from before it is devastating to go now. Only the underbrush has grown back, so the forest floor is green, but the amount of dead blackened pines is sad to see. And it's too wide open now for any wildlife to make an appearance. We didn't even see or hear many birds. The trail is also littered with fallen trees. Not a problem to cross, but definitely needs maintenance.

A great hike, much like the Aravaipa Canyon, in Arizona but without the 50 person per day limit. Found the hot springs fairly easily because we had a map. They are tucked away on the side of hill, about 30 feet above the river. When a friend and I went, there was a guy camping out just above the springs and he was offering free back rubs (he was naked) to all visitors. Beside this funny story to tell friends, it was a great experience. The pool at the hot spring itself is known to contain a bacteria known to cause meningitis so submerging your head is not recommended. Not very hot. just barely hot enough, in my opinion.

a good challenging hike with the reward of the hot spring at the end I have nothing else new to say that hasn't been said extra shoes, socks , expect to get wet . the only thing peculiar that happened to me was when I was at the hot springs a family was there a husband a wife and two children and the two adults decided to get in naked which I thought was kind of weird considering they were with their children other than that a great adventure a great hike and very challenging o yeah one last thing not a good hike for a canine mine got pretty beat up it there

As good as it gets! My favorite trail. Have been going there since I was a kid.

1 month ago

I'm convinced these hot springs are actually the fountain of youth. ♡♡♡

Ridiculously amazing and gorgeous! Definitely obligatory if you're in the area, BUT MAKE SURE TO CALL AHEAD IF IT HAS RAINED THEY WILL CLOSE THE ACCESS ROAD!

Really great hiking area, cool dragonfly trailhead and located in beautiful and relaxing exciting silver city, New Mexico!!! I have been here with friends over 5 times and it's relaxing and great every time! Dog friendly ;)