Silver City, NM, Gila Cliff Dwellings

Day 2 was a true adventure! It was a beautiful 2 hour drive to the Gila Cliff Dwellings through trees with great views throughout the mountains and winding road up to the dwellings.

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We stopped at the Visitor Center by the Gila River for a break. A bit of history about Geronimo was interesting as well as the small museum.

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We hiked up through the forest to the Gila Cliff Dwellings, an amazing national monument.

We were fascinated as we explored the caves.

Started raining & even snowed before descending down to the rest of the scenic by-way loop back to town. Later, on the way to dinner, a small snow shower headed right towards our restaurant! When we came out later, 1/4 inch of snow was on the cars and truck! Unique fun was the order of the day. 

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