Little Bear Canyon loop trail hike including Middle Fork Gila River

ACA Canyon Rating – 1B III

…an easy 11 mile loop trail hike…


Little Bear Slot Canyon


beta facts:

name- Little Bear Canyon including Middle Fork Gila River Canyon

elevation- 6300’at the top down to 5700’at the bottom

GPS coordinates- ±33°16.207’N 108°15.569’W at the Little Bear Slot Canyon

season to visit- any time the Gila National Forest has the trail open

accommodations- yes, at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

ownership- Gila National Forest

fun fact- …everything you could wish… even a hot spring…!!!



Hike Gila National Forest Trail 729 to 157 in an 11 mile loop-hike… Be ready to get your feet and pant legs wet in the Gila River Middle Fork


Enhanced USGS topo map

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