This is an exploratory trip to a little known part of the Gila. It is very close to Reserve but not a lot of information for the area. Therefore, this trip can and will change at any point. This is not a trip for beginners. Snow is possible. Mileage will not be set, but will not exceed 12 miles round trip. Negrito Creek runs through the canyon so water is not an issue. snakes are likely, and wolfs may not be friendly for your dog. So bring dogs at your own risk. There will be dayhike options. If you want to do some Gila exploration this is a good trip for you.
The Plan: Spend Friday night at the trailhead. We will take 136 through Willow Springs Canyon to Chimney Canyon and camp at Negrito Creek. There are other trails in the area for either exploration or an alternative if this entry point doesn't work out.
Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver & Release Form on file with us. This covers all trips and activities so you only have to sign it once. If you have not already signed this form, it can be downloaded from our "Pages" section and turned in to the organizer when you arrive for the trip.
If you RSVP Yes for this trip please plan on attending. Please read our "RSVP" Policy located in our "About" section.
The deadline for changing a "Yes" RSVP to a "No" RSVP is Feb 28.
Trip Dates: March 8 (Saturday morning) thru March 10(Sunday hike out)
Drive Time to Trailhead:4 hours
Directions to Trailhead:1-25 South to Socorro. In Socorro Take Highway 60 west to Datil. In Datil, go South on SR 12 to reserve. In Reserve Continue straight (south) on SR 435 which eventually turns into a good dirt road 141. A few miles from this switch look for a turn off for 136 trail.
Trip Rating: Difficult
Trail Length: About 3 to 4 miles to creek
Elevation Gain: Unknown
Expected Temps:mid 70's during the day 30's at night
Well behaved dogs are welcome but watch for snakes
Contact Derrick for more info or questions