New Mexico's 559,000-acre Gila Wilderness is a vast, untrammeled patchwork of virtually unlimited forest types, climatic conditions, and wildlife. From lofty peaks to rushing streams in narrow canyons bound by spectacular rock formations, this is truly a land of enchantment. This revised edition of Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness gives you the information you need to plan your customized trip to the world's first designated wilderness: Over 60 of the area's best hikes, Mile-by-mile directional cues and detailed directions to the trailheads, Information on distance, difficulty, and trail surface for each trail, This guide leads you through Gila Wilderness's mountains, canyons, meadows, and more. Explore the breathtaking scenery of Little Bear Canyon and the Mogollon Crest. Thrill to the adventure in the wild forks of the Gila River. Discover ancient chasms and prehistoric sites. Bill and Polly Cunningham are married partners in the long trail of life as they explore the outdoors. They live in Choteau, Montana. Falcon is the premier publisher of outdoor recreation guidebooks in North America. Written by and for outdoor enthusiasts, these guides-chockful of color photos and National Geographic maps-not only provide you with the skills you need but also take you along with our authoritative local experts on these experiences of a lifetime. Book jacket.