Gila Wilderness (New Mexico)

THE AMERICAN BACKPACKER

April 2016

This Gila Wilderness is located in Southwest New Mexico. It was was designated a wilderness area in 1924. This beautiful area encompasses the Mogollon Mountains and the Gila Cliff Dwellings. The Gila’s join with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness located to the east. Below are some pictures of my adventure into this remote and rugged area.