GILA IS A STATE OF MIND
Whether you are coming to the Cliff/Gila area to visit friends or relatives, or to enjoy the many outdoor activities of the nation’s largest wilderness area Bearpaw Ranch is a great place to stay. Located just off Turkey Creek Rd we are nestled in the beautiful valley community, near the town of Gila.
Our four vacation rentals (the Pond Cabin, Lanehouse, Stewart House and Gatehouse) at Bearpaw Ranch provide direct access to the Gila River for bird watching, fishing, rafting, and hiking. Each cabin is located apart from the other. The ranch offers privacy and seclusion.
You can stay busy right on the ranch - it is a spectacular place for bird-watching. The riparian area offers a perfect place for hundreds of species of birds. We also have abundant wildlife, including deer, javalina, fox, and raccoons. In our four ponds, you can see beaver, muskrat, fish and turtles. In the winter our fields are full of sandhill cranes. Many dog-owners love staying here because it is a time when their city dogs can really feel what it is to be free and unleashed!
Or, take a drive - Check out our Local Attractions page to learn more about all of the activities and destinations located close by.
GILA IS A TOWN
Gila, New Mexico
GILA IS A WILDERNESS
If you've got an itch only a Bear Paw can scratch...this is your place!
Bearpaw Ranch has been a small working farm and ranch. We still have some retired horses, mules, and a few head of Longhorn cattle. We still raise a small flock of heritage breeds poultry including chickens, ducks, and peafowl. We have a little garden and a pasture where we graze the animals. We believe in healthy eating and grow everything using organic methods.
Our livestock all live cage-free and free-range. No coops or corrals for our critters!
We gladly share farm fresh eggs with our guests, and you might find that they are the best eggs you ever ate! Be sure to ask for some!
GILA IS A RIVER
It is a slower pace. It is less rules, more freedom. It is the desert southwest in the Land of Enchantment. I find that it is hard to explain. But, when you come...you will feel it.