Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
For thousands of years, groups of nomadic people used the caves of the Gila River as temporary shelter. In the late 1200's, people of the Mogollon Culture decided it would be a good place to call home. They built rooms, crafted pottery and raised children in the cliff dwellings for about twenty years. Then the Mogollon moved on, leaving the walls for us as a glimpse into the past.
Vehicles include RV's and vehicle towed by RV. If arriving with a tour or bus/public transportation you will pay per-person fee.
Save money on entrance fees with an annual pass.
Covers entrance fees for you and your passengers or up to 4 adults (age 16+) at per-person sites.
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Regular passenger vehicles can drive 43 miles north of Silver City New Mexico on NM Highway 15. The 46-mile trip can take up to two hours due to the narrow and mountainous curving nature of the road. Large RVs and vehicles pulling trailers should NOT use Hwy 15. From Silver City, take Highway 180 to Santa Clara. Turn left onto Hwy 152 and drive to San Lorenzo. At San Lorenzo, turn left onto Hwy 35 and follow it to its termination at Hwy 15. Turn right on Hwy 15 and follow signs to the park.