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... even close to crowded. It's remote, being 45 or 50 miles from the small town of Silver City...and requires a 2 mile walk. While not that difficult, it is not for the timid and those afraid to travel. This keeps the crowds down.
We left the cliff dwellings and headed around a "loop", which was supposed to take us to several towns and attractions....which were wide spots in the road with most of the businesses closed or out ...
... Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument was something we had discovered before we left and we were really looking forward to seeing them. It is quite a drive to see the dwellings, traveling along mountain roads sometimes with drop offs on each side and of course, no guard rails. What is with that? We first went through the Gila National Forest then took the Mountain Spirits ...
... br> more here; http://www.travelpod.com/dashboard/entr y/1/1367697079
and about the park; http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/cityof rocksstatepark.html
From any highpoint in the park
you look across a vast basin ringed by mountains, some thirty miles
away, in any direction! The elevation here is over five thousand
feet, the mountains that surround us reach up to eight thousand feet.
In fact, our ...
... the continental divide. Then we went down and up up up until we reached Silver City, NM. Tough climb for me. Scott has a great attitude he adopted from Terry Scholes, take it as it comes. He just plugs along and I murmur.
We have met the most weird and fun and crazy people. Today at the market there was a man outside, long black hair, fake, a black hat, and black boots with silver ditties on them, black coat, a black leather vest, black gloves, black mesh ...
... appointment at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument for the afternoon and didn't want to be late. We took the scenic route which is a very narrow curvy highway up into the mountains through the National Forest. It was a pretty drive and we stopped at an overlook/rest area to have the lunch we had packed.
We arrived at the Gila Hot Springs over an hour before our tour was scheduled at the National Monument so we changed into our swimsuits ...