Gila Wilderness Centennial
Gila BCH is preparing for the
2024 Gila Wilderness Centennial!
Experience the wild and rugged Gila.....
2 Week Adventure
Aldo Leopold stated that one should be able to ride for 2-weeks without seeing civilization. And from that belief, the Gila Wilderness was created. 100 years later, after many fires, floods, and neglect (lack of funding to do trail maintenance), we are recreating this 2-week possibility. Join us for our volunteer trail projects as we improve these trails.
Part of Wilderness character is encouraging all to create their own experience. For this reason, we are not creating a specific route through the Gila. By opening many trails, there are many options to disperse use, increase solitude and create an opportunity to experience the many ecosystems. We will highlight diverse spots in the Gila (map coming soon....) to help people experience all aspects of the Gila Wilderness. Our updated Gila Trails Cleared Map can help you plan your adventure.
Exploring the Gila Wilderness Edges
Since not everyone has time for a 2-week adventure, we are improving trails around the Gila Wilderness's perimeter. Day-hikes to give you a taste of the Gila. We need your help in improving these trails also. Our updated Gila Trails Cleared Map can help you plan your outings. We will highlight diverse spots for experiencing the expanse of the Gila (map coming soon...)
More info coming soon...
Thanks to all who have funded The Gila Wilderness Centennial Trail Projects thus far:
National Forest Foundation Map grant in Partnership with UGWA 2022
Nation Wilderness Stewardship Alliance Trails Partnership Grant 2022
NM ORD Trails+ Grant 2021 & 2022
Give Grandly 2022