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.
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.
Stewardship in Action
Interested in volunteering? Volunteer interpretive park rangers put their stewardship values into action every day to keep this park open.Read More
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.Read More
Interactive Plant List
Explore the monument's great diversity of plant life through the interactive website of the Southwest Environmental Information Network.Read More
Explore the surrounding Gila National Forest's Gila Wilderness, the nation's first wilderness area.Read More
Did You Know?
The ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area used the spiny tips of leaves from the agave plant as needles for sewing. This item is in the Visitor Center Museum at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.