“explore the world of the Pueblo people!”
Explore the world of ancestors of Puebloan people who lived in the Mogollon area over 700 years ago. Enter the village they built within five of the natural caves of Cliff Dweller Canyon. Become inspired by the remaining architecture. Admire the spectacular views from inside these ancient dwellings.
We drove up here from White Sands Missile Range this past weekend and really enjoyed ourselves and the history this place has to offer. We had to leave at 6 AM to make it in time for the 11 AM free guided tour, but it was well worth it. Driving up route 15 is slow, but scenic. We went back on route 35 which was pretty too. It is well worth the trip to visit this wonderful place.
Drove there from Silver City in Jeep Cherokee. VERY long winding drive at 15 to 35 MPH. There are warning signs along the road. By the time we got there, my leg was in a cramp. Been all over this country, and this was by far the worst drive. The cliff dwellings are ok, but you are far better off to go to Mesa Verde in Colorado.
A little disappointed because the park was closed due to rain washing out the road to the cliff house. We called to find out when the road would be open and they could not give us a date or a possible timeframe. The visitor center was open . I wish they would update their website because it takes an hour to get to the the cliff house.
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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
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