Visit the Gila Cliff Dwellings
Up about 180 feet from the valley floor, this is the first look at the Gila Cliff Dwellings from the path to them. There are 40 rooms built into five natural caves that were occupied by Native Americans from about 1267 to 1300 AD. The trail to the top is well done but tiring. You can go into the large caves and see most of the rooms. Well done. Visited with my youngest son on 5/25/2017.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is a U.S. National Monument in the Gila Wilderness (The Nation's First Wilderness Area) of southwestern New Mexico. The 533-acre (2.16 km) national monument was established by executive proclamation on November 16, 1907, by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is located in the extreme southern part of Catron County. Tourists can access the site by traveling from US 180, from Silver City, New Mexico, to NM 15.
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