Gila Cliff Dwellings – Post 2 of 2

May 29, 2017

My last full day in the Las Cruces area (southwest New Mexico) I headed northwest a little over 3 hours to visit the Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument.  After driving in to the facility and parking at the Visitor Center I walked back a long path which took me on a gradual incline up to the side of the mountain where I could see and actually walk through the dwellings:

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When arriving at the end of the tour everyone had the choice of going back the way they came in or climbing down a wooden ladder for a shorter path back to the parking area.

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To give you an idea of the scale, there is a man standing in right portion of the photo above.

This post contains mainly earth-tones.  Here are some photos of a cactus with blooms to provide a little color.

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