Hike the Gila Loop Trail



21.03 miles

Elevation Gain

2600 ft

Route Type


Added by The Outbound Collective

Hike out into rugged landscape filled with fascinating geological and anthropological features. See Gila River tributaries and a diverse array of arid plants. 

Park at the end of the 15 in the parking area. Walk all the way to the end of the road where you will find the trailhead.  This is rugged New Mexico wilderness so make sure you have proper shoes, hat, and plenty of water. This trail is very close to the Gila Cliff dwellings, which you will not want to miss.

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Known for

Easy Parking



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National Monument hikes

Very pleasant hike. Not too difficult and the ruins are a pleasure to visit.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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