Shedding Light on the Mogollon Culture

The only NPS unit that protects Mogollon Culture sites, Gila Cliff Dwellings possesses a great diversity of archeological sites, and the human stories that may come from artifacts and structures. This provides a multitude of opportunities to discover, interpret and share 2000 years of Mogollon history and cultural development.


Explore the surrounding Gila National Forest and the Gila Wilderness.

Gila Wilderness

The nation's first wilderness area protects over 870 square miles of forest. It is home to elk, wolves, black bears, wild turkey, and other critters.

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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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