The Gila Wilderness National Forest is based in the southern part of New Mexico with over 550,000 acres. One of the main interests are the cliff dwellings, and is known as a national monument. As with many archaeological sites, there are many questions about the origins and history of the area. People of the Mogollon culture lived in these dwellings between 1275 AD and 1300 AD and it is unknown why it was abandoned.
Below are a few images of my journey visiting this historical land marker.