Gila Hot Springs Ranch

                                           "Family owned and operated since 1940"

Specialty Wilderness Pack Trips

Youth Trips:  We offer supervised wilderness trips specially designed for youth groups, including church, school, college and scouts.  This is a wonderful opportunity for kids of all ages to explore and enjoy the Gila Wilderness. Kids will be able to experience horseback riding, fishing, hiking and learning about the ecosystems that make up the area. They will learn to appreciate the natural world around them and discover the vast communities of living things found in the wilderness. Be assured that your child's wellbeing is of utmost importance and we diligently enforce safety.

For scouts, this type of trip offers many opportunities to earn merit badges.


Bird Watching Adventure:  This is a unique wilderness adventure that gives bird watchers an opportunity to pursue their interest. Because the Gila is in a transition zone of desert and alpine mountain ecosystem, many species of birds can be found here. Biologist have identified over 280 bird species in the Gila Wilderness including birds of prey, jays, quail, hummingbirds, meadowlarks, blackbirds, sparrows, swallows and martins, goldfinches, tanagers, warblers, grosbeaks, woodpeckers and flycatchers.  You will find each day enjoyable with activities that also include horseback riding, hiking, and photography. The Gila Bird Checklist from the USDA Forest Service is available as an Adobe PDF.  Also visit the Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society for birding information in the Gila.


Discovering Butterflies:  This wilderness trip is especially designed for the butterfly enthusiast.  You will find  vast opportunities to identify and observe the many species of butterflies that live in the Gila Wilderness such as the Painted Lady, Mourning Cloak, and the Western Swallowtail.  The Gila Wilderness is the perfect place for professional and amateur lepidopterists.




Ladies Pack Trips:  Ladies can enjoy a wilderness adventure in the company of other women.  This popular trip will take you to some of the most remote areas of the Gila Wilderness and will give you the opportunity to experience the outdoors without any of the pressures of men.  You will be accompanied by a female guide and will experience the wilderness by horseback riding over scenic trails, hiking, and peaceful relaxation. Evening campfires for tall tales and discussions complete each day. Whether you are retreating or adventuring, you can relish the fun and supportive atmosphere of an all-woman's group.


East Fork Cabin Trip: Experience a magnificent wilderness excursion with a two or three day week-end "get-away" in the comfort of a mountain cabin located on the East Fork of the Gila. It is the perfect vacation for a family or group who has limited time but would still like a glimpse of the awesome beauty of the Gila Wilderness. 



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Becky Campbell:
Phone: (575) 536-9314 

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