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Southern Grand Circle Road Trip

April 12, 2012, 2:34 pm
by Phil Bencomo Encompassing much of southern New Mexico and western Texas, the Southern Grand Circle features some of the Southwest’s most spectacular scenery, all less than half a day’s drive from El Paso. With mild temperatures and flowering fauna, spring is the perfect season for a road trip through ...

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Map of Gila Cliff Dwellings

Latitude, Longitude: 33.224894, -108.239628

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Santa Clara Re-opens Cliff Dwellings Park

January 15, 2009, 8:11 am
The Pueblo of Santa Clara has re-opened the Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark, which had been closed to the public for eight years. It is now open for group tours and will be open to individuals in ...

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Natural World

Natural Features & Ecosystems Within a few miles of the cliff dwellings, elevations range from around 5,700 to 7,300 feet above sea level. In the immediate vicinity of the cliff dwellings, elevations range from 5,700 to about 6,000 feet. The terrain is rugged, with steep-sided canyons cut by shallow rivers; ...

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Plants

Plants Some of the most common trees are Ponderosa pine, Gambel's oak, Douglas fir, New Mexico juniper, pinon pine, and alligator juniper. Cactus are common, with the most frequently observed being prickly pear and cholla. Two abundant species, which many visitors have never seen and therefore frequently inquire about, are ...

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