Conditions can change rapidly in the surrounding Gila National Forest. Call the Gila Visitor Center at 575-536-9461 for the most up-to-date information before visiting.
Educational groups should call the visitors center at least two (2) weeks in advance to inquire about a fee waiver.
Hiking in the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness areas are popular activities in the area. Call ahead for weather conditions and backcountry water availability.
There are several popular hot springs in the area. The closest, Lightfeather, is a twenty minute walk from the Visitor Center. The most popular is Jordan, a 6 or 8 mile hike from the Visitor Center, depending upon the trailhead used.