Hipcamp host Frank T.,
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Tent spot located 2 miles from the Continental Divide trail head and 20 minutes south of rustic Silver City, NM. If you're a hiker or cyclist, this is the location for you to rest during your adventure. Bring your tent and enjoy

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Frank a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The surrounding area is a very popular location for cycling as well as mountain biking.


Motorized and non-motorized boating is available in the region. Check the Gila National Forest website for options.


The is fishing in the Gila National Forest


The Continental Divide Trail head is 2 miles from the campsite. You can check the Gila National Forest website for additional ...Read more

Horseback riding

There is horseback riding available in the area. Check the Gila National Forest website for more information


There are a number of lakes and reservoirs. Check the Gila National Forest website for additional information.


There is wading in local stream and rivers and there are a number of hot-springs in the vicinity. Check the Gila National Fore...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Saddle Mountain Tent in New Mexico.


High desert just outside the Gila National Forest.


Gravel driveway leading up to the camp.


Places to see near Gate to the Gila

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Hipcamper David


David M.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2020

Frank is great! Super responsive and helpful. Greeted us upon arrival and even made coffee in the morning. 5 stars!

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph C.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Frank was an excellent host, and the campsite is great! Beautiful views, great outhouse. Frank is very accommodating, and strikes a good balance between being friendly and respecting privacy.

Hipcamper tim

Exactly what hipcamp is about.

Tim E.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2020

Perfect !!! Thanks Frank!!!

Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie C.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Nice campsite and Frank is awesome! Would camp here again :-)

Hipcamper Morgan

Great environment

Morgan F.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2020

Frank was very friendly and accommodating! He greeted us and showed us the campsite. He was quick to respond if we had questions, but also gave us privacy and space.

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan K.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

Beautiful place with well-maintained camping site. Not hard to find and look-out for the address number and gravel. Thank you Frank!

Hipcamper Eliza

New mexico’s finest

Eliza C.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2020

Although you need to traverse some dirt roads to get to frank’s spot, he was kind enough to come out and guide us when we got lost. In addition, the outhouse looks new and is well kept which was great.
And finally, the view of the stars and wildlife made our stay terrific. We would recommend this spot!

Hipcamper Manuel
Manuel S.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2020

Frank was very easy to communicate with and answered every question I had. He also met us at the main road to ensure we found the site with not issue. The site itself is in a really isolated area about a mile or so away from the highway. It is very well kept with a fire ring and a path to the outhouse. My fiancé especially loved how clean the outhouse was, it almost felt brand new. We only ended us staying here a night, but this site will be at the top of our list anytime we are in the area

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa S.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2020

Frank was very helpful. He drove out to the end of the road to escort us to the campsite since it’s a bit of the main highway. It was a very clean campsite with a new outhouse and clearly marked paths. Highly recommend!

Gate to the Gila
New Mexico
United States
1 Site