Grudging Grave is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Silver City, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

11 months ago

This is a fun, short hike off the end of Hwy 15 where the Gila Cliff Dwellings trail starts. 3 river crossings of the West fork of the Gila River are needed to get to this destination. Boots will get completely wet. We wore Tevas and walked the slippery river back to the trailhead when done. The headstone can be seen from the West Fork Trail (151) after the third river crossings looking left (south) at GPS location 33.23468,-108.27680, where there are two rocks (one stacked on the other). The grave is at GPS location 33.23428,-108.27698.

Tue Sep 05 2017

Nice hike very pretty area next to cliff dwelling a lot of flowers at this time of year will return

Mon Sep 08 2014

Pretty walk. The grave Site is a little hard to find, at a trail junction head toward Hells Hole, cross the river and look for the second rock caren, the grave is up about 70 yards to the left.

7 months ago

Sun Dec 09 2018

Sat May 26 2018