Monument Closed on December 25 and January 1
In order to allow volunteer staff to enjoy the holidays, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2014.
Be A Junior Ranger
Junior and Senior Ranger Program
If you'd like to get an early start on the booklet before you arrive, it is available to download and print.
You must visit the park in order to earn your Junior Ranger badge.
For children 6 and under a Jr. Junior Ranger handout is available at the Visitor Center and Contact Station.
Junior Ranger Program booklet: "Welcome To Our Home in the Gila"
Children (and adults) of all ages may earn a certificate and patch by visiting the monument and completing the Senior Ranger booklet.
Senior Ranger Program booklet: "Discover Cliff Dweller Canyon"
For children who want to become a Junior Ranger but are not able to visit the park, please check out the National Park Service's WebRanger program.
Did You Know?
A shell bracelet found in the Gila Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico was traced to the Gulf of California. Other items indicate trade among the peoples of a large region including macaw parrot feathers, seeds from Mesoamerica, a buffalo scapula, and textiles from plants not grown in the area.