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2011 Trip across the US
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2014 Trip across the US
2015 Trip to Alaska
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2016 New England Trip
2016 - 17 Southwest Trip
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2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
2019 - 20 Trip to the Southwest
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2022 - 23 Trip to the Southwest (A short trip)

Other Trips

A Visit to the Gila Cliff Dwellers National Monument, NM, 2024

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Lower Antelope Canyon AZ
Upper Antelope Canyon, AZ
Bodie Ghost Town, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Glacier National Park, MT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Hanging Lake, CO
Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Mono Lake, CA
Mt Rainier National Park, WA
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
The Grand Tetons National Park, WY
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yellowstone National Park, WY

Yosemite National Park, CA

Zion National Park, UT

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Caverns of Sonora, TX
Luray Caverns, VA
Jewel & Wind Cave, SD
Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

While staying at the City of Rocks State Park in New Mexico, I decided to repeat a trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellers National Monument. By the way, believe the sign in Silver City that states it will take 2 hours to get there even though it is only 44 miles away. NM 15 is a beautiful road, although not for those bothered by narrow roads without center lines, lots of hills, switchbacks and drop offs.

The last time I made the trip to the Gila Cliff Dwellers National Monument I took 15A. While alternate 15 is even narrower, but even more beautiful, I stuck to 15 this time, at least on the way. For those bothered by the narrow road with drop offs & lots of switchbacks, taking US180 out of Deming then, rather than continuing to Silver City, take NM 61 to NM 35 back to NM 15 bypasses most of the twists and drop offs of NM 15.

A Larger Version of the Panorama (2.2MB)

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