Gila Cliff Dwellings has been on our to-do list for a while now, but it was still a very hectic 2-hr drive from City of Rocks State Park. However, this is the closest we'll ever be, so we did it! In the end we were rewarded with an awesome dwelling, friendly docents, and a beautiful hike to the hot springs.
The hike to the hot springs consisted of needed to travel through the river twice. SO, Pica got wet, then walked on the dirty trail. I think this is the worst I've ever seen her! Anyway, a final walk through the river and a lift from daddy kept her clean-ish for the truck.
Took a different route back to the campground and was rewarded with awesome scenery and snow!