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Cliff Dwellings Trail

The trail leading to the cliff dwellings is a 1 mile loop trail. There is a viewpoint for the dwellings at the 1/4 mile mark that is easy to get to. I saw a lady in a knee brace do it. The trail gets pretty steep and rocky after that point. If you climb up into the dwellings you will ahve to climb down a wooden ladder or backtrack.

Cliff Dwellings

There are at least 5 caves with dwelling in them. The public can go into caves 3 through 5. This photo shows the dwellings in cave 5.

Gila Creek and Geronimo

The park includes part of Gila Creek. the famous Apache, Geronimo, was born near the headwaters of Gila Creek in the early 1820s.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting historic location with nice scenery
  • Cons:Very remote with a kinda bad road to it
  • In a nutshell:Almost as remote as it was when built
  • Last visit to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument: May 2009
  • Intro Updated May 3, 2011
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