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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Address: Highway 15 / 35, Gila National Forest, NM 88061
Phone Number: 575-536-9461
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Ranked #38 of 756 Attractions in New Mexico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Surrounded by Gila National Forest and at the edge of Gila Wilderness, this area contains dwellings...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Surrounded by Gila National Forest and at the edge of Gila Wilderness, this area contains dwellings of the Mogollon Indians who lived here in the 13th century.
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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

there are a lot of inforative and friendly rangers who are ready to have their brains picked about this monument. It is very much worht visiting when you are oout and about in this area.

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winniipeg, Manitoba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This site is amazing. The size and scope is so large and very easy to walk through. It gives you a clear idea of what life was like back then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

First, do not let the reviews about the drive scare you. Believe me I do not like curvy roads but it is so worth it to see these dwellings 'plus the ride is beautiful. I took a trip across America from coast to coast in a car and this was one of my most favorite things. If you get the... More 

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Shelby, Montana
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167 reviews 167 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is hidden way up a mountain road...but do not get discouraged it is worth the trip...the dwellings are as if the occupants just got up one day and walked out...everything is as it was when they lived there. The state info that the park ranger says is not quite up to snuff but they are trying and keeping the... More 

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Opelika AL
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

So beautiful....we took the longer way up to avoid the extreme climbs with our truck. It is a lovely drive and you get to see the Membres valley and Lake Roberts...which is unfortunately under construction at present. The tour was extremely well done and informative , don't miss it ! The hike up is not too strenuous and is amazing.... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Cliff Dwellings are always amazing and it is exciting to try hard to imagine the peoples who lived in them. I wasn't there for the tour, but there were so few visitors that I got at least the tour contents and probably more, just for myself. The ranger was extremely knowledgeable and a delight to visit with. Yes, it's a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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75 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A longish, but scenic drive from Silver City, this site is well worth the effort. First off, there are not so many visitors, so you can go slow and spend a lot of time talking with the staff, who are knowledgeable people. Second, you are permitted to walk inside of two of the cliff dwellings, so you can feel their... More 

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oklahoma
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25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great place to visit and study. Takes time to get to park but is well worth the trip. Just watch out for snakes as there was one sun bathing just off the trail when we visited.

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Hollywood, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Short but steep walk to cliff dwelling. Helpful volunteers along way to assist with interpreting the dwellings. Really makes you FEEL the place and the people. Beautiful.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This national monument is a must see, especially if you live in the area. It's a 2 hour drive from Silver City, NM, on a winding, mountain road if you take Hwy 15. Make sure you don't rush, because sometimes people coming from the other direction drive over the line around blind curves (and sometimes there is no line). We... More 

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