Cattlemen Trail

Gila National Forest

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Cattlemen Trail
Silver City, NM 88061
575-388-8201
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GPS: 32.5494, -108.427

Last Price Paid: $0
Max Stay: 15
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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6 people have reviewed this location.

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Live Small Ride Free

25 Self-rebuilt fifth wheel
41 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6

Live Small Ride Free would stay here again

“Keep an eye out for CDT thru-hikers in the spring.”

Reviewed May 21, 2018

Overall Rating

We actually got to meet a whole bunch of Continental Divide Trail (CDT) thru-hikers while we stayed here since they all had to walk across the big field we were boondocked at. We even gave one hiker a ride into Silver City when we left. While a local resident was providing trail magic for the thru-hikers by one of the trailheads, w... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

gatico would stay here again

Reviewed Feb 19, 2018

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This place is awesome. Free camping in Gila National Forest. Confirmed 4g lte Verizon.

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4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Zennie (Uphill Zen)

21 Toyota Sun-Land Express
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Zennie (Uphill Zen) would stay here again

“Easy access, plenty of space, and cows”

Reviewed Aug 26, 2017

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This is a spacious, easy boondocking spot if you're headed to the Gila, or want to stay somewhere near Silver City. There was only one other person camped there when I stayed, and there was space for many more. It's a boondocking spot, so there are no facilities besides the stone fire ring. I did have decent cell service, which is alwa... more

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2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Debs

42 Montana 3790
25 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9

Debs would stay here again

Reviewed Apr 11, 2017

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Nice, quiet, clean spot. Do need to share with the free range cattle, but they don't bother you at all. Bigger spots near to road, or park your larger rig and walk a short ways in to see if you want to try further in. Looks like road used to go further, but now has quite a few wash outs but depending on your rig and your tolerance y... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Pilgrim845

27 Lazy Daze 27 MB
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 8

Pilgrim845 would stay here again

“Beautiful Evergreen Woodland with trails”

Reviewed Jan 06, 2017

Overall Rating

Beautiful area, reasonably quiet this time of year (early January). Only a couple of ATVers, a couple of four wheelers, a group of mountain bikers, and a couple of other RVs spending a night or two during our eight nights here over the New Year's holiday. I've never seen such a variety of evergreens...loved the Evergreen Oak. Enjoyed h... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

Van-Tramp would stay here again

Reviewed Feb 26, 2015

Overall Rating

South West of Silver City on highway 90 is a segment of the Gila National Forest. The highway crosses the Continental Divide Trail, complete with a nice area to pull off and hike a bit or camp. While there are no established camping areas, it is easy enough to spot where people regularly do camp either by the tire tracks or the fire pi... more

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2bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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New Mexico boondocking, Cattlemen Trail, free camping

Tucson was SO HOT!! When it hit 115 degrees there, I wondered "why am I here?" Since I happen to have a home on wheels, it was time to head for the hills! First up was the Gila Nat...

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Gila Ntnl Forest – Continental Divide Trail Boondocking | Van-Tramp.com

South West of Silver City on highway 90 is another segment of the Gila National Forest. The highway crosses the Continental Divide Trail, complete with a nice area to pull off and hike a bit or camp...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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