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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Located 40 miles north of Silver City, New Mexico, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is remote. However, it is well worth the winding mountain road to get there. Once there, you can take a 1-mile loop trail that procedes up a side canyon, along a creek, and up to and through the interconnected cliff dwellings. In fact, Gila Cliff Dwellings is one of the few ancient cliff-house sites where visitors can walk in and among the rooms and alcoves on their own. Continue reading Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Canyon was a center of Ancesteral Puebloan culture between 850 and 1250. Because of its historical significance, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Here is a view entering the park in the late afternoon.

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