Temporary Closures Likely on 3/19-21/14
Hazard tree removal is planned at the trailhead to Gila Cliff Dwellings from Wednesday, 3/19 through Friday, 3/21. Temporary closures of the cliff dwellings are likely on those days. Please call 575-536-9461 for updates.
Feast or Famine? Document H
Title: Gila Trout
Source: Handout from New Mexico Game and Fish
Gila trout, Rio Grand cutthroat trout, and Apache trout are the only native trout species that occupy streams in Arizona and New Mexico. Gila trout is the only native trout species that occurs in both states. All of these native trout have experienced declines in their numbers and rang due to human activities. … in addition uncontrolled fishing during pioneer settlement depleted local populations. Current drainage that Gila trout can be found in is the East Fork Gila River and West Fork Gila River.
Did You Know?
Black bears, mountain lions and wolves are the largest predators in the area around the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. There are 107 bird species, 387 plant species, 37 mammal species, and 21 amphibian/reptile species at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.