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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

City of Rocks Photography

In southern New Mexico, there is a natural volcanic art exhibit in the high Chihuahuan desert. And, this volcanic fairyland is the very photogenic City of Rocks State Park. Here, erosion has revealed a city of pinacles and towers of volcanic rock in a slight depression in the Mimbres River valley. Continue reading City of Rocks Photography