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

    Gila Cliff Dwellings

    National Monument New Mexico

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  • 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 »

  • Fire Restrictions on Gila National Forest

    Gila National Forest currently has fire restrictions in place. Smoking and fires are never permitted on Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument property. More »

  • Guided Tours Currently Not Available on Many Days

    Due to a current shortage of volunteer staffing, guided tours of the cliff dwellings are offered only infrequently. Self-guided tours remain available from 9 am to 4 pm MDT daily.

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

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Hummingbird

Seven different types of hummingbirds are seen at the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and the Gila National Forest: blue-throated hummingbird, magnificent hummingbird, black-chinned hummingbird, anna’s hummingbird, calliope hummingbird, broad-tailed hummingbird, and rufous hummingbird.