"Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument" Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument by Stephen-KarenConn

Gila (HEE-la) Cliff Dwellings National Monument in southwestern New Mexico provides an intriguing glimpse into the homes and lives of native Americans of the Mogollon culture who lived in this rugged canyon in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The surroundings in the Gila Wilderness probably look today very much as they did when the cliff dwellers lived here, 200 years before Christopher Columbus set sail across the Atlantic.

  • Last visit to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument: Dec 2004
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    We're planning to visit Gila on our tour of NM this coming September. Thansk for the useful tips - and warnings!

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2007 at 8:29 AM

    Great page with good tips and photos. Have you seen Montezuma Castle National Monument or the Kinishba Ruins in Arizona?

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2006 at 9:00 AM

    This is a little gem of a park hidden away deep within the mountains. A few friends of mine collect county high-points - OK for big States out West, but a little too compulsive for a State like Texas ;-]

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 11:02 AM

    So Gila was a personal milestone. Here I am...Except I pronounce it with a hard G.

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2006 at 8:29 PM

    a truly enjoyable page, packed with great info, good luck with your book

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2006 at 7:13 AM

    Nice page on one of the lesser known cliff dwellings in the 4 corners.

  • illudiumqh36's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2005 at 6:23 AM

    It seems a really great place and I'm sure it is. I went to Bandelier Nat'l Monument very similar but smaller than this.

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 5:41 PM

    What a great page full of history! I love to read your tips and see your photos. I wish I could travel as much as you 2! Wonderful coverage as always, Thanks again. :o)

  • tpal's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2005 at 7:29 AM

    Hi Stephen, Well, you're busy as always. Great pictures of another scenic spot. Talk about a room with a view! If you haven't (or even if you have) been to Erie County, NY you know you and Karen have an open invitation...Tom

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2005 at 8:27 PM

    What a awesome place and very magical too! Thanks for sharing you all!

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