The Blue Range Primitive Area is an incredible and rugged landscape that can be found within the Gila National Forest.
The Blue Range Primitive Area lies on the border between New Mexico and Arizona, within the Gila National Forest. The Blue Range Primitive Area is made up of over 170,000 acres and is a truly untouched backcountry expanse of land that will give you the utter peace and quiet that only surroundings like this can provide. The area is primarily comprised of lush fir, pine, and spruce trees, and you are also encircled by striking mountains from the Mogollon Range.
A visit to the Blue Range Primitive Area is ideal if you are adept to rugged conditions and enjoy backcountry exploring. There are several hikes available to choose from in the region as well as opportunities for camping. Some of the wildlife you can expect to find here includes black bears, eagles, elk, deer, sheep, and wild turkeys. This primitive area makes for a wonderful stop when traveling along the infamous Coronado Trail.