Gila Backcountry Services
Zack and Jamie Crockett
We provide shuttle services for hikers, riders and boaters.
Most shuttles begin with you meeting us in Gila Hot Springs - it is where
our headquarters is located, and it's the central location for accessing much
of the Gila Wilderness.
We also offer rates with other departure locations, meaning you meet
the shuttle driver at a location other than Gila Hot Springs.
Some popular shuttle prices are listed below.
Silver City Shuttle
We pick you up from either downtown or the regional airport and drive you to the trailhead at Gila Visitor Center or Gila Hot Springs.
Cost: $110 each way, for 1-4 people
Snow Lake - Gilita Shuttle
Many hikers request a shuttle for the gorgeous Middle Fork of the Gila backpacking trip. For that trip, we ride with you - in your vehicle - to Snow Lake or Gilita Creek, where you depart for your trip and we drive your vehicle back to the Middle Fork Trailhead, near the Gila Visitor Center.
Cost: Pick up driver at Gila Hot Springs $225 per car Meet driver in Silver City $310 1st car Meet driver at Snow Lake or Gilita Creek $515 1st car
Gila River Boaters
Floating the Gila River by kayak or canoe is a special treat. The river can only be run when it's high enough, such as during spring or summer flooding, and not every year - so this is an opportunity to jump on when it's available. Many boaters begin at Grapevine Campground, with the final take-out at Mogollon Box Campground. For this float, you pick us up at our headquarters, just a mile from the put-in. We'll drive your vehicle to Mogollon Box.
Cost: $275 1st car
$100 each additional car
In this remote and pristine area,
discover and savor the untamed Gila river,
its canyons and mountains,
and cool pools,
its outrageous beauty, and its humble pleasures.
Gila Backcountry Services, Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico
Foggy morning at Snow Lake
A happy spring-time Gila River Rafter