Friday, December 16, 2011 – Gold Gulch Road

Gold Gulch Road is down on Highway 90, almost to Lordsburg. It is on the west side of the highway and is basically a sandy, bladed road. We walked a ways up the road and then saw the CD Trail so we took that for a ways and then circled back.


Gold Gulch Road Map



The terrain is rolling hills with scrub oak and low shrubbery. A small amount of snow and a large amount of sandy mud was on the ground.  Helen, Cody, Elsa and I enjoyed the scenery and rock hunting. We also heard that there were Indian shards to be found, but we didn’t see any. The wind was howling and the way back was chilly! On the Continental Divide Trail, we came to some cool rock outcroppings and had lunch nestled amongst the rocks.

Continental Divide Trail, off Gold Gulch Road




Views to the east / south



The Burro Mountains near Silver City, NM



I’m looking forward to hiking more in this area; there are many opportunities for hikes – Forest Roads, CD Trails, etc.


‘Tis the season for moisturizing cream! Lynn, you would have hated it! It reminded me of a walk a few years back!


Helen on the trail




2 Happy Tails on Gold Gulch Road



3.87 miles / 2 hours


24 down / 76 to go


About Gila Hiker

First I hiked 100 different trails in a year, now I write a monthly article in Desert Exposure about a local hike. Come on out to Silver City..... and bring your hiking gear!

Posted on December 16, 2011, in Gila National Forest, Hiking, New Mexico, Outdoor Activities, Southwest. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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