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

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • Time Change for Guided Tours

    Effective Sunday November 2nd, our daily guided tour will change to 1 PM. Through Saturday November 1st, the tour will be at 11 AM. You must be at the tour start (about 1/2 mile hike) by the start time. Of course, self guided tours are still available.

  • NM Highway 152 Closed

    NM Highway 152 between Hillsboro and San Lorenzo is closed due to multiple washouts. Anyone traveling south on Interstate 25 towards the Gila Cliff Dwellings should take NM 26 to Deming as an alternate route.

  • Thunderstorm Safety Closures Possible

    When thunderstorms are nearby, the trail to and from the Gila Cliff Dwellings is closed. Please check local forecasts before you visit. Thunderstorms are typically more likely in the afternoon. On some afternoons it is not possible to reopen. More »

Amphibians

A photo of a bullfrog in the reeds of the Middle Fork River

Bullfrog quietly watching, Middle Fork.

NPS Photo by Barry Nielsen

Amphibians found in the Gila National Forest include:
Tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
New Mexico spadefoot toad (Scaphiopus multiplicatus)
Woodhouse's toad (Bufo woodhousii)
Southwestern toad (Bufo microscaphus)
Red-spotted Toad (Bufo punctatus)
Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata)
Mountain treefrog (Hyla eximia)
Canyon treefrog (Hyla arenicolor)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Rana chiricahuensis)
Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis)

Checklist for Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals

Did You Know?

Montezuma Quail

When afraid, Montezuma Quail simply freeze in place. This defense mechanism works against them when they encounter modern vehicles and freeze in place in the middle of the road. Montezuma Quail can be seen at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and surrounding Gila Wilderness.