Welcome to the Gila Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico

2021 membership form

Trails in our area travel through extreme mountains with breathtaking 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 arroyos. 


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 and volunteer trail organizations to build and maintain trails. We develop equine facilities and participate in other activities that support equine use.  Everyone who loves the Gila National Forest benefits from this work.

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New members are always welcome.   At our monthly meetings (conducted over Zoom for the foreseeable COVID-19 future), we discuss 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.

For the time being, our meetings are virtual by way of Zoom. We met on the 2nd Wednesday of every month starting at 6 pm. We occasionally change times and dates so it is a good idea to email to verify.

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