Hipcamp host Frank T.,
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Come stay at the gates to the Gila National Forest, 2 miles from the Continental Divide Trail, in New Mexico's high desert.. There are views of the surrounding hills, including Burro Mountain in the Gila Forest. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are an 1.5 hr drive and there are several hot springs are located along the Gila River, on the way.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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: 9 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.


The is fishing in the Gila National Forest


The Continental Divide Trail head is 2 miles from the campsite.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Saddle Mountain Tent 2 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 Jason

Highly recommend!

Jason F.
recommends this listing.
January 17th, 2020

This place is amazing! if you're looking for peaceful, serene natural beauty you definitely need to get Gate to the Gila on your to-do list. We will be heading back in the spring.

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 13th, 2020


Hipcamper Laura
Laura N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 1st, 2020

Passed a mother-child deer pair on my way up. Friendly host!

Hipcamper monika
Monika P.
recommends this listing.
May 21st, 2021

Toilet & shower were so clean and lovely! We enjoyed the silence and star filled skies!

Hipcamper Cat And Monk S.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020
Gate to the Gila
New Mexico
United States
1 Site