Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Address:HC 68 Box 100
Silver City, NM 88061

Phone:505-536-9461
Fax:505-536-9344
Web: www.nps.gov/gicl/
Size: 533 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on November 16, 1907; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933; Forest Service resumed administration of National Park Service area on April 28, 1975.
Location:44 miles north of Silver City on NM 15.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, guided tours.
Special Features:These well-preserved cliff dwellings in natural cavities on the face of an overhanging cliff offers a glimpse of the homes and lives of the people of the Mogollon culture who lived in the Gila Wilderness from the 1280s through the early 1300s. There are several popular hot springs in the area.

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The race course itself offers contenders and spectators a glimpse of ancient Native American culture: the 700+ year-old ruins of the Mogollon people at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
Come explore Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, museums, galleries, Old West history, and the 3-million acre Gila National Forest.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument lies a bit off the beaten path and may not be as well known as some other national parks in New Mexico.
More relics of indigenous cultures are found at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, in the vast Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness that stretch north of Silver City.