3005 E. Camino del Bosque
Silver City, NM 88061
- 6 miles
- 5 - 6 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 5200 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 5200 feet to 7160 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 1960 feet
- Spring to Fall
The trail provides access to the Gila River within the Gila Wilderness area. It is one of the more popular routes used to get to the Gila River. Good fishing for trout, bass and catfish can be found at certain times of the year near the mouth of the Sapillo Creek.
This trail is one of the more popular routes to the Gila River within the wilderness.
Steep hike to Gila River through wilderness
High clearance vehicles are recommended for travel over Sheep Corral Canyon Road 282. All water used for potable purposes needs to be treated. Motorized equipment and mountain bikes are prohibited in the wilderness area. Riding and pack stock should be experienced in mountain travel. Please remember to close all gates.
Silver City is 24 miles from trailhead and has gas, grocery stores, restaurants and lodging.
No water is available. It is advisable to carry your own.
During summer months the return trip should be made during the cooler morning hours due to the steep climb (15% -20% grades) out of the river valley.
Map + Directions
Travel north from Silver City on State Hwy. 15, turn west on Sheep Corral Canyon Road 282 and travel 7 miles. Trail starts at bottom of Sheep Corral Canyon.