Aldo Leopold Wilderness

The Aldo Leopold Wilderness is a 202,016 acre Wilderness located in the Gila National Forest. Named for famed conservationist, Aldo Leopold, who recommended the designation of the Gila Wilderness in 1922, the Aldo Leopold Wilderness was established in 1980.

The lightly traveled Wilderness covers much of the Black Range in southern New Mexico. The Continental Divide Trail crosses through the Wilderness.


Diamond Creek Trail – Trail #40

Fisherman’s Canyon Trail – Trail #48

Continental Divide Trail – Trail #74

Black Range Crest Trail – Trail #79

Railroad Canyon Trail – Trail #128

Gallinas Canyon Trail – Trail #129