Welcome to the Gila BCHNM and The Gila National Forest


2018 GBCH membership form

Link to the 2018 NAN Ranch NATRC information

Documentary Screening – Dec. 5:

‘500 Miles’, a short documentary of a journey that Heroes and Horses embarked upon last Spring. 6 Veterans and their 17 fresh Mustangs came into Silver City from Quemado on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) as the first leg of a 500-mile mission to include the Gila National Forest and continued on to the Arizona trail.

  • Tuesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Silco Theater, 311 N Bullard in downtown Silver City.
  • The second showing will be the same day at 6 p.m. at the Convention Center on 180 East next to Ace Hardware.
  • Admission: $ 10.00 suggested donation (more is welcome).

Go to the 2018 NAN Ranch NATRC Ride page for the latest info.

Check out our new Facebook Page !!

AND  . . . a new video showing how we clear so many trails so fast !!! Go Gerry !


Trails in our area can lead you through extreme mountains with breath taking vistas, into deep canyons with gurgling streams, and through wonderful forests.


They can also lead you across open grasslands, mountains and hills covered with pinon and juniper trees, and through sandy dry stream bottoms.   What an opportunity it is to experience our wilderness and back country areas on these trails.


The Back Country Horsemen mission is to assure continued reasonable use of pack and saddle stock on public lands.  To promote this effort, Gila Chapter BCH volunteers work in coordination with the Forest Service in building and maintaining trails, developing and maintaining horse facilities, and participating in other activities that support equine use.  Everyone who loves the Gila National Forest benefits from this work.

BCH trails1         BCH #2012-vi    Taking a break from trail clearing

New members are always welcome.   At our monthly meetings, we often talk about which trails are clear and which ones need work.  We also have interesting educational speakers and group discussions.  Your name as a member adds to our strength, even if you don’t have time to participate right now.   You are encouraged to come, add your experience to ours, benefit from our knowledgeable trail riders, and find compatible trail buddies.

Our meetings are generally on the 2nd Wednesday of every month starting at 6 pm in room 224 – WNMU Watts Hall located across the street from CVS Pharmacy on the NW corner of Hwy. 180 and Swan. Parking is on Cactus St. and enter via the NW door (it will be propped open). We do however, occasionally change times and dates so it is a good idea to call or email to verify.

For more information, please contact:

Doug Dexter, Gila Chapter Back Country Horsemen Chair

To report problems and submit articles contact the webmaster, Ted Miles at the address in the membership roster.


Letter to Udall re: National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act

Rendezvous Leave No Trace doc. link is here – LNT.doc.



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