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Description - The Glenwood Ranger District is managed for many multi-use purposes; hunting, fishing, hiking, ranching, camping and personal firewood cutting are among the activities. The District manages more than 523,000 acres of the Gila National Forest, including the western portion of the Gila Wilderness and the Blue Range Wilderness. The District has more than 322 miles of trail, offering diverse terrain and dramatic landscapes for the skilled hiker.

Attractions - The Glenwood Ranger District has many attractions, including nationally renown Catwalk National Recreation Area. Other attractions include the Aldo Leopold Vista, Mogollon Historic Area and Pueblo Park Campground.

Recreation - The active clubs in Glenwood include: Frisco Cowbelles, Mogollon Gun Club, Glenwood Women’s Club and the San Francisco 4-H Club. The community also has a volunteer library, Community Center and a Community Park. Recreational opportunities are plentiful. Hunting, hiking and backpacking, fishing, horseback riding and rock hounding are among the most popular outdoor activities. The Whitewater Canyon Recreation Area which includes the Catwalk National Recreation Trail is a wonderful natural area that draws about 40,000 visitors a year. Local history abounds as the stories of mining successes and Indian raids are told. In 2004, the Catwalk Trail had upgrades as well as a series of interpretive sites developed.

Climate - The majority of the Glenwood area landscape is considered high-desert. The summer temperatures average 50 to 98 degrees. Spring and fall temperatures average between 45 to 75 degrees and winter temperatures range from 25 to 55 degrees with a few colder days. Snow is anticipated in the Glenwood area only about 5 days per year, usually clearing off by mid-afternoon. Sunshine is abundant most all year round. Typically starting around July 4, the monsoon rains brings a wet season that lasts approximately two months.

Location - The Glenwood Ranger District is located in the southwestern corner of New Mexico. The District Ranger's office is 0.25 mile south of Glenwood on the west side of HWY 180.

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Contact Information:
Glenwood Ranger District, P.O. Box 8 , Glenwood, NM, 88039, Phone: 575-539-2481, Fax: 575-539-2485

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Gila National Forest - The vast 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest, tucked away in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico, is a paradise for those seeking solitude and escape from modern society's busy lifestyle.


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