• 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 »

  • Tour of the Gila may Impact Area Traffic

    If you are planning a visit between April 30 and May 4, be aware that area traffic may be impacted by the annual Tour of the Gila bicycle road race. For more information about the race, please visit tourofthegila.com. More »

  • Fire Restrictions on Gila National Forest

    Gila National Forest will implement smoking and fire restrictions beginning April 22. Smoking and fires are never permitted on Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument property. 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?

700-year old corn

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.