Gila Falls

WF Gila Falls

New Mexico State Game and Fish photo of 20’ high Gila Falls


beta facts:

name- West Fork Gila Falls aka Gila Falls

height- 20’

elevation- ±7200’

GPS coordinates- ±33°16.150’N 108°27.134’W

flow- strong year round trout stream

season- Spring, Summer and fall

accommodations- none – Gila Wilderness

ownership- Gila National Forest

access- 22 miles of wilderness trail… wheeew…!!!!!

nearest town- Silver City is 60 some miles south of here

fun fact- remoteness... and this waterfall acts as a natural fish barrier protecting Gila Trout the native species here, from intrusion of non-native species...



essay bro:


This falls and White Creek Falls are close to where White Creek conflues with the West Fork… in fact we believe several of the nearby creeks also display nice waterfalls.  It is interesting that the falls is off-trail, out of sight and ear-shot from the trail.  This is why hardly anyone knows that it is here.

Gila Falls appears near the center of the map below.  Please “right-click-save-as” on our map below to print your own hard copy to have in-hand during your hike.


(see also White Creek Falls)


Enhanced USGS 7.5’ topo map

one mile = approximately 2 inches


another one of several nice West Fork falls nearby

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