Visit Gila National Forest, a rugged region home to the famous Cliff Dwellings and Luna Lake. Based in Southwestern New Mexico, Gila offers lush desert qualities and all the same, thick forest trails with clandestine swimming holes and gorges. Paths like the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway offer 75 miles of lush forests, creeks, and pathways up mountain peaks with viewpoints. For water-based activities, visit Luna Lake, an ideal location for fishing rainbow trout and enjoying kayaking activities. To start your vacation in Gila National Forest, check out this selection of unique rentals. From cottages to nature lodges, these rentals offer the ideal amenities to make your stay in the outdoors memorable. Imagine cute furniture and hot tubs. Start below.