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New Mexico whitewater, Gila River

Grant county, Visitor to Mogollan Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     39 miles
  The Visitor to Mogollan Creek section of Gila River in Grant County is 39 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Silver City, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there
    are a few others too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The wild scenery of the San Francisco Mountains is great. The campgrounds here at Gila River are pretty good.
A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good places for that around here. The nature scenery of New Mexico and the water flowing gracefully  
down Gila River make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Miller Springs Trail is always a great adventure; a journey to Gila National Forest invigorates the spirit. Having a perfect time in the San Francisco Mountains is trouble-free. There are splendid places to look at along the Granny Mountain Trail; at Gila River you always meet someone from Gila. At this river you will never have a bad time. Miller Spring Canyon is a great place to explore close by, and Miller Spring is an inspiring place to stop at while you're here.

Gila River, Visitor to Mogollan Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Gila River.
 Whitewater Near Gila River:
Gila River, Grant County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 39 miles long (Visitor to Mogollan Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Gila River:
Sunrise Park, Arizona , 96 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 10 lifts, 65 runs
 Hotels Near Gila River:
Comfort Inn Near Gila National Forest, Silver City , 21 miles away
Econo Lodge Silver City, Silver City , 21 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SILVER CITY, Silver City , 21 miles away
Murray Hotel, Silver City , 21 miles away
Rodeway Inn Silver City, Silver City , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gila River:
Scorpion Corral Campground, Catron County, 10 miles away
Heart Bar Wildlife Area, Gila, 11 miles away
Grapevine, Gila, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Gila River:
Miller Springs Trail, Grant , 2 miles away
Granny Mountain Trail, Grant , 4 miles away
Turkey Creek Trail, Grant , 5 miles away
Ring Canyon Trail, Catron , 7 miles away
Sapillo Trail, Grant , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gila River:
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Silver City - NM , 21 miles away
Gila National Forest, New Mexico , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Gila River
Snow Lake, Catron , 20 miles away

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