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Gila National Forest

Old Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
+1 575-388-8201
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Beautiful! Lots of switchbacks so slow going.

The Gila is a beautiful National Forest. Lots of history. There was a fire a few years ago, it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
newmexjags
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Edgewood, NM
2nd visit this year, brought wife this time.

What a great motorcycle ride. Sports car would be interesting also. Trip is 44 miles out and 44... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Larry R
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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“the cliff” (26 reviews)
“hour drive” (4 reviews)
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Old Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gila is a beautiful National Forest. Lots of history. There was a fire a few years ago, it hasn't completely recovered yet. Lots of switchbacks, take you time. We saw quite a few deer during our drive through.

Thank newmexjags
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great motorcycle ride. Sports car would be interesting also. Trip is 44 miles out and 44 back. Allow about 2 hours each way and another hour for walking up and through the cliff dwellings. Free with National Park pass. Road there is up...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive from Silver City to Gila Cliff Dwellings is spectacular. About one and a half hours of twists and pullouts. The ruins were nice but the overly helpful staff needs to step back. If I have a question, I'll ask. I don't like packaged...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed at this beautiful wilderness area in southwest New Mexico. The Ponderosa pines, the incredible mountain vistas, the wildlife, unique camping opportunities and the Cliff Dwellings are all incredible. While camping, at night you will see a huge sky filled with thousands of...More

Thank Nasusyelesom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Mountain Spirit Scenic Byway from Silver City to this national park. Two hour windy road with plenty of photo opportunities through different types of scenery. Once at the park, stopped at the older visitors center for treasures and video. Short driving distance to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up on a beautiful October day, cool and breezy. The staff was helpful and answered our questions, suggested we have a snack before the hike. They ask that you only carry water up. The climb is scenic and seemed very quick although it's...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Gila NF is a series of attractions. * The Gila Cliff Dwelling NM in the middle is a wonderful destination. Easy to see in an hour or so. * The Catwalk, near Glenwood, is wonderful; assuming they are repaired and open. Also a great...More

Thank txbenton4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a MUST see!! Excellent history!! Nothing like you've ever seen before! So much beauty!!! You won't regret seeing this!!

Thank melodyandjr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walking tour of the Gila Cliff Dwellings was not especially difficult for us even though about 100 feet of climbing was required. A ranger was present at the cliff houses to explain and prevent damage to the artifacts.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed October 13, 2017

A wonderful 1/2 mile or so walk through a canyon also known as the Gila Catwalk. Drive north on highway 180 from Silver City, drive through Glenwood, at the north side of town turn right at the sign about the Catwalk, and take that little...More

Thank Robert S
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coplen
June 1, 2017|
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Response from NewMexicoWineguy | Reviewed this property |
You can take the puppy with you but he will not be allowed on the historic trail or near the dwellings. Someone will need to stay with the puppy in the parking lot.
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coplen
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Gmazvv | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to take any animals to visit the dwellings. The ranger station provides cages where pets can be housed for the duration of your visit. I knew that I could do the round trip from the ranger station to the... More
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