This Picturesque River Hike In The Gila Wilderness Was Just Named One Of The Best In New Mexico

On the lookout for your next favorite hike? The popular travel magazine, Travel + Leisure, recently published a list of their favorite hikes across the country and it features some stunning locations. For New Mexico, they highlighted the Middle Fork Trail, a hiking trail on the western side of the state.

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The trail measures a total of 11 miles, so be prepared with plenty of water. For additional information about the trail and a map, visit the Forest Service website or AllTrails.

Website: U.S. Forest Service
AllTrails: Middle Fork Gila River Trail

When you’re out and about, remember to leave no trace. We want to preserve treasured spots in our state for future generations.

Does an 11-mile hike sound daunting? Opt for an easier one like the Cave Creek Trail in the Pecos Wilderness. Read about the trail details and lovely views in Embark On This Underrated Cave Trail For An Easy Day Trip Near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Address: Middle Fork Gila River, New Mexico, USA