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Southwestern Guesthouses on 265 Acres
near Silver City, New Mexico
overlooking Bear Creek and the Gila Wilderness

A Hike Into the Rugged Gila Wilderness

A SPECTACULAR HIKE UP RAIN CREEK CANYON INTO THE RUGGED GILA WILDERNESS IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO The Gila Is Calling and Again I Must Go … – For All Who Have Been There – THE GILA WILDERNESS The Gila Wilderness was designated and set aside as the first Wilderness Area in the U.S. Forest Service […]

A Mid-Spring Hike Into the Gila Wilderness

  A MID-SPRING HIKE UP THE SHERIDAN CORRAL TRAIL INTO THE GILA WILDERNESS — A FASCINATING JOURNEY THROUGH A LANDSCAPE BORN OF ANCIENT SUPER-VOLCANO ERUPTIONS TO OBSERVE THE FOREST’S RECOVERY FROM THE GREAT WHITEWATER BALDY COMPLEX FOREST FIRE OF 2012   THE SHERIDAN CORRAL TRAIL DAY HIKE (GILA NATIONAL FOREST TRAIL #181) The Sheridan Corral […]

YUCCA, SOTOL, AND BEARGRASS

These Iconic Plants of Southern New Mexico Were Nature’s Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Fabric Shop, and Hardware Store for the Native Americans of Southwest New Mexico SHOWTIME IN THE HIGH CHIHUAHUAN DESERT Beginning sometime in June, and generally peaking in early July, the Juniper and Piñon dominated High Chihuahuan Desert landscape surrounding Casitas de Gila Guesthouses […]

FLOWERING CACTUS IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO

THE MARVELOUS LATE SPRING FLOWERING OF CACTUS IN THE HIGH DESERT OF SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO During the Driest Months of the Year, Cactus Blooms Accent a Landscape Parched and Waiting for the Rains WAITING FOR THE RAINS TIME Once again it’s Waiting for the Rains Time here at Casitas de Gila Guesthouses. Similar to the […]