Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gila Cliff Dwellings

While we were at City of Rocks we drove up to Gila Wilderness area to see the Cliff Dwellings. It was a beautiful drive through the national forest up to the area where the dwellings were located. On the drive up hwy 15, the road was very narrow and winding so we were glad we left the motorhome behind and drove up.

The Mogollon Indians (muggy-own) were believed to have lived here from 1270-1300. The dwellings are in amazing shape and you can go inside most of them. The dwellings face south so they are heated in winter and shaded in summer and there was about 42 rooms.

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