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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

If you are a nature enthusiast and love the great outdoors, you have come to the right place. Gila County offers each and every explorer an adventure of a lifetime. Experience incredible hiking trails, perfect camping spots, great fishing, hunting, site-seeing, and so much more! 

Kayaking in Rim Country

Before You Explore, Be Prepared!

Roosevelt Lake Hiking Trails

HIKING TRAILS

A hike in Gila County will leave you with breathtaking views of Roosevelt Lake, the Mogollon Rim, the Pinal Mountains, and a variety of topography. Explore our hiking trails here!

CAMPING

One of the most enjoyed recreational past-times is taking your family and exploring Gila County's many camping spots.  Whether you like to rough it, glamp, or pull an RV, Gila County provides close proximity to lakes, streams, swimming holes, and hiking trails. Your camping adventure in Gila County is waiting to be explored.

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Lakes in Gila County

LAKES & STREAMS

Whether it be fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, or resting on the beach, Gila County has it all.

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Big Game Guiding

There are 9 big game animal species that reside in Gila County, all of them accessible through public land pursuit. 

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Birding

The Tonto National Forest is a mecca for bird watchers.  There are hundreds of different species that call this forest home.

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Boating

Gila County has lakes, streams, creeks, and rivers that offer ideal locations for swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing to get wet and wild!

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Canoeing

 Glide silently along the surface of the lake, drink in the beauty of the stands of ponderosa pine trees and saguaro cactus.

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Casinos

When the gaming bug bites, but Vegas isn’t in your plans, Gila County in Arizona offers plenty of options.

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Fishing

Cast your line, sit back, relax. and reel 'em in! Choose from dozens of great fishing locations!

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Golfing

Gila County's golfing opportunities are about as diverse as the landscape that surrounds them.

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Guided Rafting Tours

Experience world-class whitewater rapids amidst intriguing geology, desert wildflowers, incredible multi-armed saguaros, soaring eagles, and ruins.

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Hunting

Arizona’s Hunting reputation is world-renowned, and much of that has to do with Gila County and its rugged yet beautiful landscape.

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Gas-up your 4x4 or OHV, check that spare tires are sturdy – bring your GPS, maps, and plenty water -- and your sense of adventure for scenic trails and breathtaking scenery!

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Jet Skiing

Gila County has several lakes that cater to all different types of Water Sports. Enjoy a day on a jet ski on one of the many lakes!

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Kayaking

Arizona might not seem like a kayaker’s paradise, but Gila County is packed with places for outdoor adventures on the water.

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Motor Cycling

Coming soon.

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Mountain Biking

The best thing about mountain biking in Gila County, Arizona is how each trail takes your breath away — not just from all the uphill pedaling.

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Parks

Enjoy picnics, places to throw a ball around, discover the largest travertine bridge or a self-guided park that teaches you about the history of mining.

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River Tubing

Coming soon.

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Road Cycling

 Hundreds of miles of car-free paths and perfect weather, it is no wonder road cyclist proclaim that Arizona is the best when looking to cycle.

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Rock Climbing

Gila County, Arizona is said to have some of the best exposed rock in the State of Arizona.  The good news is that tons of it is great for pulling on!

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Rock Hounding

Coming soon.

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RV Camping

Gila County has several RV camping spots located near some of the most spectacular areas in the United States. Find your stay here!

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Sight-Seeing By Car

Adventure is around every corner and some of the states most valuable scenic treasures are in some cases only 45 minutes to 90 minutes away from Phoenix. 

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Stargazing

Residents of Gila County love to boast that the area surrounding the Mogollon Rim occupies one of only three pure air ozone belts in the world. What that means is some major stargazing!

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Swimming Holes

Gila County is home to several of the State's favorite swimming holes where you work on your tan, get wet and get in an adventurous hike to-boot.  

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Streams

In addition to its many lakes, there are Dozens of streams, creeks, rivers, and reservoirs flowing through, around, and in Arizona's Gila County.

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Target Shooting

Many people enjoy target shooting and plinking in open countries. Recreate responsibily!

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Water Skiing

Enjoy water skiing on Gila County's two biggest bodies of water: Roosevelt Lake and San Carlos Apache Lake. 

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