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.
Feast or Famine? Document M
Title: Population of Gila Hot Springs
Author: Anita Deming
Background: Anita Deming is a National Park Volunteer and has been a resident in the Gila Hot Springs community since 1996.
Q: How many people live in Gila Hot Springs?
A: I have been told that there are 12 people that live here year round. That number seems low to me because I see quite a few houses around plus all of the park service who live here. I would say less than 50 people total.
Deming, Anita. Interview by Arren Swift. 07 Jul 2011. Print. 29 Jul 2011.
Did You Know?
Seven different types of hummingbirds are seen at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and the Gila National Forest: blue-throated hummingbird, magnificent hummingbird, black-chinned hummingbird, anna’s hummingbird, calliope hummingbird, broad-tailed hummingbird, and rufous hummingbird.