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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We all recognize the incredible beauty of American Indian art--from the remnants of ancient wonders that we can explore and admire in places like Chaco Canyon and the Gila Cliff Dwellings to the traditional and modern art masterpieces created by Native artists to this day.
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.
Especially when you live in a state like New Mexico, you can explore and admire the remnants of ancient cultures in places like Chaco Canyon and the Gila Cliff Dwellings.