Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico

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Leaving the Organ Mountains in the rear view mirror, we headed to El Paso, then Pancho Villa State Park museum for a history lesson, Rock City for a picnic lunch, and up the next mountain range to another National Monument.

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A late afternoon stroll to the Cliff Dwellings was the perfect time of day to experience the hike and the sunlight.

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The architecture is so fascinating. A volunteer guide was present to make sure we did not miss some of the details.

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Amazing stone work. This dwelling was not lived in for very long.

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A panorama of the setting sun over the wilderness. We spent the night in the campground and hiked another canyon in the morning.

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