I'm planning a trip to a private home near Gila Hot Springs and the Gila Wilderness. I'm aware of the travel time, and especially the steep and winding climb from Silver City.
I've done a lot of web searching, but haven't found a lot of activities to do with young kids (5yo) and family that aren't into hiking. I'm sure there are fun things nearby -- perhaps swimming in Lake Roberts area? restaurants in Pinos Altos? parks in Silver City?
Was thinking we'd do a day at the Cliff Dwellings and easy hike around there, a day in Glenwood and at the Catwalk, a day in Silver City. Any other suggestions?
Also, I'd love tips on the best time of year to travel there. We had been considering September/October. We'd like to go when it's not too hot or cold, and when we won't find rattlesnakes on the front porch!
I have enjoyed the other informative posts about this area, and I'm hoping some of you are still reading!