• Visitors hike along the base of the Gila Cliff Dwellings.

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Thunderstorm Safety Closures Possible

    When thunderstorms are nearby, the trail to and from the Gila Cliff Dwellings is closed. Please check local forecasts before you visit. Thunderstorms are typically more likely in the afternoon. On some afternoons it is not possible to reopen. More »

  • Fire Restrictions on Gila National Forest

    Gila National Forest currently has fire restrictions in place. Smoking and fires are never permitted on Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument property. More »

  • Guided Tours Currently Not Available on Many Days

    Due to a current shortage of volunteer staffing, guided tours of the cliff dwellings are offered only infrequently. Self-guided tours remain available from 9 am to 4 pm MDT daily.

Contact Us

By Mail:

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, HC 68 Box 100 Silver City, NM 88061

By Phone:

Visitor Information (575) 536-9461

By Fax:

(575) 536-9344

By E-mail:

Click here to e-mail us. (If you have difficulty with the link, our e-mail address is gicl_information@nps.gov.)

Other Information:


Fire Information for Gila National Forest: (575) 388-8271

Gila Wilderness Ranger District Headquarters: (575) 536-2250

Gila National Forest Supervisor's Office: (575) 388-8201

Did You Know?

Geronimo Plaque

Geronimo said, “I was born at the headwaters of the Gila River.” The Gila area in New Mexico is the traditional homeland of the Eastern Bands of Chiricahua Apache and remains important to their oral traditions, history and cultural identity.