Gila Cliff Dwellings

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Listing Details

Trail Mimbres, NM 88049

Shedding Light on the Mogollon Culture

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.

Plan Your Visit

Getting here is half the fun! Give yourself time to reach the park and enjoy the scenery! Better yet, plan on staying for a few days.

Get Involved – Volunteer

A chance to discover and explore your parks, and share what you know with visitors! Volunteer interpreters make the history come alive.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

View across a canyon towards the distance mountains and hills at sunset

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