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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

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is off of US Highway 160, near Mancos and Cortez in southwest Colorado. It is most famous for its spectacular cliff dwellings built by Ancestral Puebloans starting about 700 AD. Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park