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Gila Cliff Dwellings
Interior room of Gila Cliff Dwellings

Beams and stone walls

The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is 44 miles north of Silver City in the Gila National Forest. Situated in the south facing cliffside along the Gila River, this area has been home to many groups of Ancients for over 2000 years. Most recently occupied by the Mogollon in the late 1200's, these people constructed 40 rooms in 5 caves. No more than 10 to 15 families lived here at any one time. They hunted and farmed in this location for about 30 years before they moved on.

The wooden beams shown above are original, cut in about 1276. Some of the stone walls are original, some rebuilt.