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Published by National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Cliff-dwellings -- New Mexico,
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (N.M.)

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ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service
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Pagination1 folded sheet :
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Open LibraryOL15534929M

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Try Gila Cliff Dwellings Gummy Bears, Native American bison jerky, Prickly Pear chocolate bars, and other tempting snacks. Movies and books cover human history ranging from the ancient Mogollon and Apache, to the Mountain Men, and Aldo Leopold-- the man responsible for the designation of the Gila as the first protected wilderness in the nation. Within Gila's boundaries, you can follow trails to views of the breathtaking peaks of the Mogollon Range, wonder at ancient cliff dwellings, and wind your way along stream-ribboned ponderosa forests. This revised edition includes all new color photography and GPS coordinates to the trailheads/5(8). Junior and Senior Ranger Program at Gila Cliff Dwellings Anyone can be a Junior Ranger! Pick up a Junior Ranger book (ages ) or a Jr. Junior Ranger handout (6 or younger) or a Senior Ranger book (ages 12 and up) at the Visitor Center or Contact Station. Visitors to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument are encouraged to become a Junior Ranger. People of all ages will be challenged to discover the natural and .

On Novem , Teddy Roosevelt signed the proclamation that recognized the "group of cliff-dwellings known as the Gila Hot Springs Cliff-Houses" as a national monument being "of exceptional scientific and educational interest" as the best representative of the Cliff-Dwellers' remains of that region. Pre-Columbian History The Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument offers a number of hiking trails of varying lengths and from easy to strenuous. The trail to the cliff dwellings is a one mile loop. It is a lovely meandering route along side a creek in a ravine between the cliffs/5(). This is a Wikipedia Book, a collection of articles which can be downloaded electronically or ordered in dia Books are maintained by the Wikipedia community, particularly WikiProject dia Books can also be tagged by the banners of any relevant Wikiprojects (with |class=book). Book This book does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.   For thousands of years, groups of nomadic people used the caves of the Gila River as temporary shelter. In the late '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 .

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is surrounded by the Gila National Forest and lies at the edge of the Gila Wilderness, the nation's first designated wilderness area. Wilderness means the intrusion of roads or other evidence of human presence will not alter the character of the area. Saenz was the first man to record the presence of prehistoric ruins on the upper Gila River. Narrow geography and boulder-strewn water discouraged the mounted expedition from ascending the river past Turkey Creek to the more remote country where Gila Cliff Dwellings lay. In Gila Cliff Dwellings, the remains of eight varieties of cultivated plants were recovered during an excavation in In addition to agriculture, the moderate climate and the well-watered land of the valley support a diversity of wild plants suitable for gathering. From the cliff dwellings.   SILVER CITY - Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, in response to Amended Public Health Order issued by the New Mexico Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathyleen M. Kunkel, is announcing.