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?
When visiting the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, you’ll see corn cobs that are over 700 years old! The ancient Puebloans of the Mogollon area grew corn, beans and squash, including some varieties from Mesoamerica. This substantiates trade amongst the peoples of a large region.