No. 4 Above It All: Gila Cliff Dwellings
Take a trip 700 years into the past and 7,300 feet above sea level at The Gila Cliff Dwellings. This National Monument provides a glimpse into the homes and lives of the people of the Mogollon culture who lived there among the steep canyons. Their dwellings, built within five of the natural caves of Cliff Dweller Canyon, are accessible and open to the public. Peruse even more artifacts at the on-site museum and visitors’ center. But make sure and save some energy for your ascent to the caves themselves. It’s a view into history – and of the surrounding area – that’s certainly worth the climb.