Gila National Forest attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Gila National Forest

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

A relatively small site, these remarkable 13th-century cliff dwellings were only occupied by a small Mogollon group (30 to 80 people) for 20 years. Perfectly situated in six alcoves (some of which are enormous), it …
Town in Gila National Forest


Just north of Glenwood, Hwy 159 twists its way off Hwy 180 for a vertiginous 9 miles on the slow-going route to Mogollon, a semi–ghost town (sometimes inaccessible in winter). Once an important mining community, it …
Hot Springs in Gila National Forest

Gila Hot Springs

Used by Native Americans since ancient times, the three pools here are simply lovely. Caretakers regulate the temperatures throughout the day so that they're always about perfect (each pool differs by about one degr…