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Gila National Forest

Old Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
+1 575-388-8201
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Gila is Always Beautiful!!

Have lived and visited the Gila National Forest many times, and each time it is a real treat to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rebeccacJ9698FJ
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Silver City, United States
Best for fitter visitors

Gila Cliff National Monument is our scheduled stop. The visitors center has a movie, small display... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ranles76
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Escondido
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“the cliff” (34 reviews)
“hour drive” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Old Little Walnut Rd, Silver City, NM 88061
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+1 575-388-8201
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Reviewed yesterday

Have lived and visited the Gila National Forest many times, and each time it is a real treat to see Mother Nature at her best.

Thank rebeccacJ9698FJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gila Cliff National Monument is our scheduled stop. The visitors center has a movie, small display and a small gift shop. Ranger direct visitors to the trail head to see the cliff dwellings. Hiking the 1 mile RT trail is rated by them as easy,...More

Thank ranles76
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique, old trail following a pipe once used to pump water up to the silver mine. First mile is easy & wheel chair friendly w bridges and catwalks over the river. Then dirt trails and man made stairs with a few handrails....More

1  Thank Silvia M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a long and windy road but each inch was breathtaking. PLEASE be careful as the forest fires are destroying the desert trees. It was a beautiful way to travel

Thank Judy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glia National forrest is such an expansive area that it would take quite some time to explore it all, but we only had 2 days while staying in Silver City. Day 1 we took the long scenic drive out to the Gila Cliff dwellings which...More

Thank Surfbum101NM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on our BMW motorcycle, and boy what a beautiful bike ride it is out there! We spent the whole day looking around the area and took the 1 mile round trip hike up to see the cliff dwellings! Well worth the hike up...More

1  Thank AZBMWgirl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen cliff dwellings at several locations, and these were very interesting, too. Nice hike up to them. A Ranger came up while we were there. He was very knowledgeable, and that was what made it so interesting. Well worth the trip to get...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gila National Forest and the Gila Cliff Dwellings are magnificent. Great fishing and hiking trails everywhere.

Thank pkaviation
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an amazing place! We took Hwy 15 up & Hwy 35 back. The scenery was beautiful, although Hwy 15 is a very twisty, narrow road. Stay in you lane & take your time! We stopped at the visitor center first. It's small, but...More

Thank ccindyk48
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

get ready to do some driving to get there the trip from silver city takes about 1 and1/2 hours to get there after you get there it took us about 1 hour to 1 and 1/2 to walk up and back down was a lot...More

Thank danielmcgreevy
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coplen
2 June 2017|
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Response from NewMexicoWineguy | Reviewed this property |
You can take the puppy with you but he will not be allowed on the historic trail or near the dwellings. Someone will need to stay with the puppy in the parking lot.
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coplen
2 June 2017|
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Response from Gmazvv | Reviewed this property |
You are not allowed to take any animals to visit the dwellings. The ranger station provides cages where pets can be housed for the duration of your visit. I knew that I could do the round trip from the ranger station to the... More
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