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Cliff Dwellings

Very interesting since they were living there in 1200! Old dudes! Easy hike up the hill IF DONE... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Corrales, New Mexico

An amazing trail system and extremely well signed. I loved the trails and was grateful they had... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Deanne A
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More than three million acres of beautiful rugged landscape, and more wilderness than in any other national forest in the Southwest.
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very interesting since they were living there in 1200! Old dudes! Easy hike up the hill IF DONE WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR OF PARK OPENING. TAKE WATER

Thank Mickey6448
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

An amazing trail system and extremely well signed. I loved the trails and was grateful they had restrooms. Well worth coming here! I hiked several trails and ended up doing a 4 mile loop - had it not been so well signed it would have...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views...touched by Mother Nature. Climbs up to about 6,200 feet. As you drive, you will continue to climb. From desert to a forest of Ponderosa Pines. You will cross the Continental Divide. There's a lot of curves and our average speed was 20-30mph. As...More

Thank OnlyWifey
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were visiting Silver City and drove the Trail of the Mountain Spirits scenic byway through Gila National Forest. It's a loop drive about 75 miles long, using US160, NM152, NM35 and NM15. We left Silver City headed east on US160. At Santa Clara, we...More

3  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We came in to camp near Quemado Lake. and got lost exploring. Absolutely stunning. the 6 hours we spent finding our way back out was not regretted!

Thank midnite_trouble
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful drive to the Gila Cliff dwellings. The road thru the forest has many, many twists and turns. Take time to enjoy the forest and the Gila River. Be careful not to ride the brakes or they will overheat!

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Drive was beautiful but our rental's brakes started smoking. Had to learn how to down shift. About 30 miles of winding up and down roads with stunning scenery. Saw a roadrunner and some weird lizards. The hike to dwellings is completely worth it

1  Thank manofwow
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We have been here twice. The first time was to visit the Cliff Dwellings, but it was so pretty that this summer we spent a week backpacking there. Since you follow the river, you have ample access to water (be sure to filter it for...More

2  Thank TexasandBeyond
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Trail of the Mountain Spirits is so wonderful that I have been back three times specifically to show family and friends that. There is an overwhelming amount of stuff to see...you couldn't do it all in a lifetime. :)

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Gila National Forest is over 3 million acres. Buy gas before you get into this area: there are gas stations in small towns around the perimeter of the Forest but they are spread out. Make sure you take extra water in case you break...More

2  Thank Albert008
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