Guided Wilderness Pack Trips

Gila Hot Springs Ranch offers fully outfitted pack trips into the heart of the Gila Wilderness. Our trustworthy horses and mules will safely carry you and all of your gear. We accommodate all levels of riding experience, ranging from beginners to advanced. You will be matched with a well-trained horse adapted to your skill level. Then, we take you for a ride through some of the most magnificent, picturesque terrain in the U.S.

On your trip, you will have the opportunity to discover and explore exquisite and breathtaking surroundings with rugged mountains, deep canyons, meadows filled with wildflowers, and juniper woodlands, to name a few. The Gila Wilderness is rich with wildlife, including cougars, elk, foxes, Javelina, black bears and wolves, plus a wide diversity of reptile and bird and butterfly species. Additionally, you can enjoy some of the finest trout fishing in New Mexico (Don't forget to obtain a fishing license.)

Trips can be customized to your particular needs and interests, such as hiking, swimming, fishing, photography, wildlife observation, plant identification, or just plain relaxing.

Your experienced packers and guides, Becky Campbell and Ysabel Luecke, grew up in these mountains. They can assure you of an exciting vacation that you will remember for years.

Prices include all equipment and guide services. Meals are provided and prepared over an open campfire. Also included are your cook, horses, mules, and tents. Guest must provide their own personal duffle and sleeping bags, sleeping mats, personal clothing, and fishing gear. We do not furnish sodas, beer, or other liquor.**

If you would like more detailed information about our services or want to inquire about a special request, please give us a call at (575) 536-9314 or E-mail us at

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Rates Per Day

  • 2 persons $225 + tax per person per day

  • 3-5 persons $195+ tax per person per day

  • 6 or more $180+ tax per person per day

* Prices do not include taxes, which are additional.

** Although legal, we strongly discourage drinking on your trip. Absolutely no drinking is allowed while riding.

We also offer specialty wilderness trips, including: