Lake Valley to Lower Gila
ElevationAscent: 1,385' 422 m
Descent: -1,384' -422 m
High: 6,094' 1,857 m
Low: 5,370' 1,637 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A beautiful climb into the the lower Gila via old forest service access roads.”— Christopher Bare
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Need to Know
- Park at the Lake Valley Ghost Town Viewpoint, or check with the attendant at the museum just to the north if they are okay with you leaving your vehicle in their lot while you ride.
- Portions of this ride go through private property, so ensure you stay on the road and don't violate property boundaries.
Continue along the easy road until you run into signs that direct you to the Forest Service Access (Lower Gila Access Road). Follow the access route that will take you through a scenic canyon and over several shallow creek crossings that will eventually end at a private property boundary. Turn right on Forest Service Road 888 (marked by a stake and marker) and you'll essentially be riding through the creek until you eventually ends up at a private property boundary again almost two miles later. At this point, turn around and enjoy a mostly downhill ride back to Lake Valley.