Gila Backcountry Services
Zack and Jamie Crockett
Phone: 719.250.9000
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.

Prices for some popular shuttle 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.
See the related article in Backpacker Magazine.  

Cost: Pick up driver at Gila Hot Springs   $225 per car
   Meet driver in Silver City     $310 1st car
           $200 each additional car
   Meet driver at Snow Lake or Gilita Creek    $515 1st car
            $200 each additional 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.
See the related blog entry.

Cost:  $275 1st car
            $100 each additional car

Shuttle Service
In this remote and pristine  area, 
discover and savor  the untamed Gila river,  
its canyons and mountains, 
its hotsprings 
and cool pools,  
its outrageous beauty, and its humble pleasures.
Gila Backcountry Services, Gila Hot Springs, New Mexico      719-250-9000
Foggy morning at Snow Lake
A happy spring-time Gila River Rafter
Operating under a special use permit from Gila National Forest.