A Window to the World of the Ancestors

Explore the world of ancestors of Puebloan people who lived in the Mogollon area over 700 years ago. Enter the village they built within five of the natural caves of Cliff Dweller Canyon. Become inspired by the remaining architecture.  Admire the spectacular views from inside these ancient dwellings.


Scenic view in the surrounding Gila National Forest.

Gila Wilderness

Explore the surrounding Gila National Forest's Gila Wilderness. The nation's first wilderness area is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year!

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Volunteer interpretive park rangers pose for a photo while exploring Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

Stewardship in Action

Interested in volunteering? Volunteer interpretive park rangers put their stewardship values into action every day to keep this park open.

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Entering the mouth of Cliff Dweller Canyon following a snow storm.

Climate and Weather

Although the climate is generally mild, some visitors may be surprised that overnight winter lows are often below freezing, and snow is a possibility.

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Common Sunflower

Interactive Plant List

Explore the monument's great diversity of plant life through the interactive website of the Southwest Environmental Information Network.

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