The Gila National Forest is the 6th largest National Forest in the Continental USA. It encompasses approximately 2,710,000 acres of public land. Located in South West New Mexico, the terrain ranges from tall mountain peaks to semi-desert, with elevations from 4,200 to 10,000 feet. Many parts are rugged, and the area is mostly unspoiled.

There is ample opportunity for hunting – elk, mule deer,  antelope, bear, mountain lion and wild turkey are popular game animals, other activities include fishing, hiking, camping, horse back riding, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery.