Cliff Dwellings Closed June 3 through 7; TJ Site Tours Offered
The Gila Cliff Dwellings will be closed from June 3 through 7, 2013 for hazard rock removal from the cliff face directly above the dwellings. Ranger-guided tours of the TJ Site will be offered at 11 am and 2 pm while the cliff dwellings are closed. More »
Feast or Famine? Document L
Title: Gila Cliff Dwellings an Introduction to Plants and Animals in the Area
Author: James Kavanagh
Source: A pocket naturalist guide
Animals common to Gila Cliff Dwellings
Great blue heron
Western Ribbon Snake
Crevice Spiny Lizard
Eastern Fence Lizard
Mexican Gray Wolf
Kavanagh, James. The Archeology of Gila Cliff Dwellings. 1. Tucson: Western Archeological and Conservation Center, 1986. Print.
Did You Know?
Mimbres pottery provides a glimpse into the world of the ancient Puebloans of the Mimbres region, a subset of the Mogollon area. Some of the pottery depicts activities such as hunting, fishing, and gaming. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is the only National Park Service unit that was established specifically to preserve structures created by the ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area.