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

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

Plan A Field Trip

A successful field trip begins with good planning. Everything a group leader needs to know may be found on these pages.

 
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Educator’s Tips
It is a two-mile drive from the Visitor Center to the Contact Station, the trailhead for Cliff Dweller Canyon. Plan on hiking a total of one mile to see the Cliff Dwellings (approx. 1.5 hours).

Please note that there are no trash facilities anywhere in the park. Plan on collecting trash and recyclables during your visit. Properly dispose of these items once back at the school site.

There are no facilities to purchase food or beverages within the park.

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