Learn how the Mogollon people lived more than 700 years ago. Beyond the monument are the Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness.

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Active and Adventure Review of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Away Travel Expert: Steve Metzger
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  • Built between C.E. 400 and 1,300, these pit houses and cliff dwellings, some nearly 200 feet above the canyon floor, offer insight into the culture and lifestyle of Mogollon culture, ancestors of modern Pueblo Indians.
  • A small museum displays pottery, baskets, tools, and other items found on the site, as well as dioramas of the village as it originally stood.
  • New Mexico Highway 15 from the Silver City to the cliff dwellings is narrow and winding, not recommended for vehicles over 20 feet. Allow an hour and a half to two hours (each way), plus a half hour walk (each way) from the trailhead.

State Hwy. 15 north from Silver City
New Mexico

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Telephone Number: 575-536-9461
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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