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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Highway 15 / 35, Gila National Forest, Gila, NM 88061
+1 575-536-9461
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Gila Cliff Dwellings

After a very long and mountainous road, we arrived at one of the best cliff dwellings we have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gallup, New Mexico
Great Piece of History

We really enjoyed our trip to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. We stopped at the visitor's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palm Harbor, Florida
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Highway 15 / 35, Gila National Forest, Gila, NM 88061
+1 575-536-9461
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Reviewed yesterday

After a very long and mountainous road, we arrived at one of the best cliff dwellings we have visited. The staff was super friendly. The museum had a lot of great information. The hike was not too excessive, but be sure to bring water and...More

Thank trish87301
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. We stopped at the visitor's center first where we saw some interesting displays explaining about the Molgollon people. We also watched a short video about the history of the people and their dwellings (15...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove and drove on a curvy winding road until we got there. The visitors center staff was very helpful. We drove on to the parking lot for the cliffs. There was 1 ranger, who was super nice. He suggested to take the easy hike...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, the monument itself is very neat and the drive to it, is amazing. There is a little visitor center/museum as well that is worth stopping at.

Thank Jung Yi T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really worth the breath taking drive up into the mountains to explore this archeological site. The staff were very friendly and helpful in explaining about the sites history. Free camping in the nearby area made the visit even better as you can enjoy the sunset...More

Thank Mik O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The road through the National Forest was quite scary - we were very careful in the turns (many switchbacks!) and a big pickup still almost ran into us. People drive fast on the roads...be very cautious. (We came in from Silver City in the south)....More

Thank Kuruma135
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Silver City at an awesome KOA & came to the cliff dwellings as a day trip. The scenic byway is an amazing two-hour minimum drive. We stopped at Lake Roberts, then on to the dwellings. The visitors center was helpful & made our...More

Thank herrejoncarol
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Long drive to get to this national monument, but totally worth it. The trail is a 1 mile loop of stairs, bridges, streams and majestic trees. The half way point is the actual dwellings of the Mogollon tribe 700 yrs ago. Visitors can go inside...More

Thank Viffy10
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

After going to the visitors center and orienting ourselves we saw the storm coming. We used the restrooms and drove to the starting hike station. We came in just as the rain and hail storm arrived with a close lightning strike that held us there...More

Thank rogersober
Reviewed May 28, 2017

The drive to the cliff dwellings was not expected. Did not believe the NM would have a Mountain drive of this magnitude....Surprise, surprise!! The hike to the Cliff dwellings is beautifully put together. From the Rangers to the bridges!! The 1 mile hike is half...More

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June 5, 2017|
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Response from ROCtraveler30 | Reviewed this property |
Expect around 90 degF in the afternoons with the potential of thunderstorms. Although it is located in the Southwest, the location is up in the mountains, near a river, with forests around. Part of the trail is in shade and... More
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Steve13527 | Reviewed this property |
Whatever you wear when you go for a "walk" would be appropriate. The trail is primarily compacted earth. The trail is not rutted, and I didn't think was particularly slippery. My wife and I wore tennis shoes, which... More
MaryLou A
November 15, 2015|
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Response from Dave C | Reviewed this property |
Dress warm, because it will be nippy. I was there in April and it was fabulous.