Gila Cliff Dwellings


Useful Information

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Gila Cliff Dwellings. Public Domain.
Location: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, southwest New Mexico. From Silver City, New Mexico NM 15 north 60km.
Open: All year daily 9-17, last entry 16.
Visitor Center: all year daily 8-16:30.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaCave House
Light: n/a
Dimension:
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 26 Jim Bradford Trail, Mimbres, NM, 88049
Visitor Center, Tel: +1-575-536-9461, Fax: +1-575-536-9344. E-mail:
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History

16-NOV-1907 national monument established by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Description

photography
Gila Cliff Dwellings. Public Domain.
photography
Gila Cliff Dwellings. Public Domain.

Gila Cliff Dwellings is a series of cliff dwellings built into natural sandstone cave along Gila River in southwest New Mexico, hence the name. The caves are quite spacious for erosional sandstone caves, so the buildings are actually errected inside a cave and not along a cliff face like most dwellings at Mesa Verde or Montezuma.