White Creek Flat - Member Hike

Hike Name: White Creek Flat
Country: United States
State: New Mexico
Nearby Town: Mogollon
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Go North on I-25 from Las Cruces to a point 8 miles North of Truth or Consequences. Take NM52 West to Winston. Follow NM52 North to NM59. Take NM59 West to NM61. Follow NM61 West until you reach Willow Creek Campground
Total Hike Distance: 46.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Very Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Willow Creek Campground
Trails Used: Iron Creek Trail to Turkeyfeather Spring Trail, then follow the river. Reverse to return
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Rivers, Springs, Snow
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Al Koss, District Ranger
HC 68 Box 50, Mimbres, New Mexico, 88049
Phone (505) 536-2250
aggomez@fs.fed.us
Best Season: Spring, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads, Unmaintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: THis is a long and difficult hike, which takes you to the very heart of the Gila Wilderness. During multiple trips to the Gila, I have never seen anyone else at White Creek Flat. Solitude is the watchword. The trail system is very rough, and at times totally disappears, and several long stretches are actually walking waist deep in the river itself. Elk, deer, turkey, and the Mexican Grey Wolf abound. Trout fishing opportunities are around every corner. Watch trail signs very carefully, and don't count on the listed mileage being correct. Water is plentiful, and campsites are available at regular intervals.

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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
White Creek Flat - March 28, 2008 March 28, 2008 5 stars 3 days, 8 hours Oshow

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