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Here Is The Most Remote, Isolated Spot In New Mexico And It’s Positively Breathtaking

Most people outside of New Mexico have never heard of the Gila Wilderness. But this sprawling area was actually the first wilderness area to be established in the U.S. and the term “wilderness” is not used lightly. Forget driving. Neither roads nor buildings are permitted here. If you want to explore this isolated portion of southwestern New Mexico, you’ll need to do so by foot or on horseback.

Before you head out into the Gila Wilderness, you definitely need to be prepared, especially because you’re unlikely to have cell service. Double check that you have enough supplies, including water. This area is also prone to flash floods.

Remember, the Gila Wilderness is intended to be pristine and appear untouched by humans, so leave no trace.

Have you explored this breathtaking part of New Mexico?

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.